Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc.
The Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc. was formed to restore the Point Lookout Lighthouse Buildings to the 1927 time period and to educate the public on the rich history of the lighthouse. The PLLPS will provide volunteers for events that allow the public to access the lighthouse buildings and will collect donations from visitors. (Public access to the lighthouse complex is restricted by a locked fence, except during specific dates.) PLLPS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.
The lighthouse will be open during the Point Lookout State Park's Blue and Gray Days event, which will be held on Saturday, June 13th (11 am - 4 pm) and Sunday, June 14th (11 am- 3 pm), so be sure to drop by and see us. A hayless hayride style shuttle will loop around the park, so jump on board, enjoy the incredible views of the park and be sure to take a quick visit to the lighthouse! For more information about Blue and Gray days, see:
We love having visitors- during our regularly scheduled events that is! Details at:
Geocache Comes to Point Lookout Lighthouse Complex
PLLPS has joined Geocache world. Check out the link below for a clue. Unfortunately, the cache is only accessible during times that the lighthouse is open, so please check out the Upcoming Events link (on the left, maroon navigation bar) to find out when we are open for our next public event.
Please note that the Point Lookout State Park also maintains its own Geocache, which is available when the park is open. Please see their link at:
Amazon Smile Program - Help PLLPS just by shopping at Amazon!
If you use Amazon.com, please consider selecting us as the charity for their "Smile" program; instead of going to Amazon.com, you visit smile.amazon.com, and a donation is made to PLLPS for every purchase you make. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be asked to select a charity, which can be found using the keywords "Point Lookout Lighthouse". Please contact us if you have any questions about the Smile program. Thank you in advance for your support.
Sad Volunteer News: Our volunteer Brenda Carroll passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2015. She was a sweet lady who will be greatly missed.
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Update: Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about the break-in. With your help, the two suspects have been identified and charged. A special thank you to Officer Kreider and the State of Maryland's Natural Resources Police(NRP) for their efforts and their very effective use of social media. NRP tweeted a still picture of the suspects, along with a link to the full video; this tweet was picked up far and wide, including WTOP all news radio, based in Washington, D.C. as well as local newspapers, which gave the story a lot of exposure.On January 4th, around 1:20 am in the morning, two vandals broke into the Point Lookout Lighthouse, damaging a historic window. A compilation video of the miscreants can be found on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/jx7IUOVd9lI
Every break-in causes us to lose more of the historic fabric of this uniquely Southern MD landmark. I wish someone could explain the thrill to illegally entering the lighthouse; we have special daytime and nighttime programs available to allow folks to LEGALLY be in the lighthouse and without damaging the structure.
Our Fourth Annual Feel the History 5K Race, Keepers of the Light is in the history books! See: www.feelthehistory5k.com for race results and pictures. Once again, for the third year in a row, we had rain at the point and once again, it didn't dampen our runner's enthusiasm one bit. Thank you to all who participated- we enjoyed sharing our beautiful surroundings with our 2 - and 4 legged - friends. Many of you have been to all 4 of our Feel the History Races. We greatly appreciate everyone's support.
See pictures of the race at: Feel the History 2014 Race Pictures
What life was like in 1927?
Check out our new section about what life was like in 1927, which is our target period for the restoration of the lighthouse. More examples of life in 1927 coming soon. We would like to thank our volunteer Hillary Murdoch for using her artistic and technical talents to create this Flash presentation.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to investigate the lighthouse at night, please click on the Nighttime Investigations link to the left for information and to make your reservation for the 2012 season. Please be aware that the Point Lookout State Park is closed at night, except for active night fishing; Natural Resources Police will ticket trespassers who are not actively fishing.
Please note that the lighthouse is only open to the public during our scheduled events. Please click on the Upcoming events link on the left for information and schedule.
Help us by donating a portion of your Ebay sales through the eBay Giving Works Program. For details, see the PLLPS page at:http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=36875
Point Lookout Lighthouse is on Flickr, Twitter and FaceBook! Be sure to check out the sites by clicking the links below. Special thanks to Kim Hammond and Sandra Sableski for creating and maintaining these wonderful sources of information about the lighthouse and our events.
Be sure to pick Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society when you shop at Amazon using their Smile program for non-profits!
Once you select us as your designated Charity, always shop at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate a portion of your sale to PLLPS!
For general inquiries, please email us at: info@PLLPS.org or call: 301-684-3704