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.

Our next Open House will be held on Saturday, August 1st from 10 am until 2 pm.


Unfortunately, we will not be holding the Feel the History 5K race this year. Three years in a row of bad weather and limited participation make the event impractical. We wish to thank everyone who participated in the last 4 years!

We will also be involved in the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge this year on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, from 8 am until 6 pm both days. For more information about the Challenge, please visit the Chesapeake Chapter's website at www.cheslights.org

September 20th is a special day for the Point Lookout Lighthouse- the 185th anniversary of the lighting of this wonderful lighthouse. To commemorate the event, we will be having cake at all of our events, so be sure to stop by and have a piece. In addition, we are now selling commemorative coins in our gift shop to celebrate the 185th anniversary. Please visit the gift shop and check out these new items. All proceeds from the gift shop go toward the preservation of the lighthouse.



We love having visitors- during our regularly scheduled events that is! Details at:
http://www.pllps.org/upcomingevents.shtml


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.

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5VGR6_lighthouse-haunts?guid=9010d259-53d6-4c84-9d27-bf7394c3f29c

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:
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC22AMK_ssb-point-lookout-state-park


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.



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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGaPbHs2FpY


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:

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.


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