Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Contact Address Information:
c/o St. Clement’s Island-Potomac River Museum
38370 Point Breeze Road
This lighthouse was called the "Lighthouse of Presidents" because presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Monroe all visited here. Today the lighthouse is part of a six-acre park.
Tower Height: 30
Height of Focal Plane: 34
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.
This light is not operational
1836 2.5 story keeper's house (altered), oil house, garage, cottage.
Date Established: 1836
Date Present Tower Built: 1836
Date Deactivated: 1964
Date Automated: 1939
Optics: 18??: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed).
Current Use: Attraction in park.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
A 1950 Coast Guard house close by houses a museum and gift shop and is open 12-5 Friday through Monday, May through October.
The park and light station, located at the end of Lighthouse Road off MD 249, are open seven days a week during summer months, from sunrise to sunset.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: William Henry Suter (1835-1837), Philip Clark (1837-1840), Henry C. Heard (1840-1844), Charlotte Suter (1844-1846), William B. Taylor (1846-1849), John N. Nuthall (1849-1850), Susan Nuthall (1850-1861), Robert Marshall (1861-1865), Henry Stainbrice (1865-1869), Noah Wilson (1869-1873), Elizabeth Wilson (1873-1877), Helen Tune (1877-1883), William Costin (1883-1912), George Costin (1912), Loch Humphries (1912-1931), William Yeatman (1931-1933), William Goesbey (1933-?)