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. 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.

******News Flash *****
Point Lookout Lighthouse Break-in - January 4, 2015 @1:20 am 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

If you know either of the suspects, please contact Natural Resources Police Officer Jason Kreider at 410-260-8888 or by email at jason.kreider@maryland.gov

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.

Please visit us on Saturday, April 4th at our next scheduled open house. We love having visitors- during our regularly scheduled events! Details at http://www.pllps.org/upcomingevents.shtml

Thank you to all our visitors and volunteers for a very successful 2014 Open House Season. We hope to see you all next year, our first open house will be on Saturday, April 4, 2015

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

And now for something completely different, a aerial view of the Point Lookout State Park! Volunteer Kim Hammond found this video on YouTube:


UPDATE 03/23/2014: Some of the perpetrators from the December 22, 2013 break-in have been charged. Additional details will be posted as they become available. Video of the perpetrators can be seen at:


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.

Music Popular in 1927

If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please email: volunteer@pllps.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:


Point Lookout Lighthouse is on MySpace, 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.

Visit the PLLPS MySpace Page

Visit the PLLPS Flickr Photostream

Twittter account: PtLookoutLH

Point Lookout Facebook

For general inquiries, please email us at: info@PLLPS.org or call: 301-684-3704