Visiting Cove Point Lighthouse for the Day
Cove Point is a beautiful site on the Chesapeake Bay where one can look back at the Calvert Cliffs, see across to the Eastern Shore, and observe the LNG (liquid natural gas) platform to the north. There is a small observation platform that lets one look over the fence for an unobstructed view of these sights, as well as maritime traffic going up and down the bay.
A museum interpreter is on site to greet visitors and answer questions. Interpretive wayside panels tell the story of the lighthouse, its keepers, and the Cove Point area.
Visitors can enter the base of the lighthouse tower and look up the spiral staircase. Since the light will continue to shine as a U.S. Coast Guard aid-to-navigation, the lantern room is off limits to the public.
3500 Lighthouse Boulevard
Lusby, MD 20657
Access to the lighthouse grounds is provided at the following times:
June through August:
Open daily 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May and September:
Weekends and Holidays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed October through April
Improvements and Community Relations
Cove Point Light Station Commission provides an avenue of communications between the museum/county and area residents. We are also maintaining and expanding our relations with the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society, the Cove Point Heritage Land Trust, and Dominion Cove Point LNG. The Chesapeake Chapter of the USLHS has been active for years in the maintenance and preservation of area lighthouses. With nearly 800 members from around the Bay, they are a great source of support for Cove Point and many of them have been active in physically maintaining the site.
This effort is part of a program U.S. Coast Guard Cooperative project of the National Maritime Initiative by the U.S. Park Service.
To find out more about this effort, click here.
The Cove Point Lighthouse will be CLOSED to the public on the following days due to private events:
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Saturday, June 23, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014