Drum Point Lighthouse dominates the museum's waterfront. This screwpile, cottage-type light is only one of three remaining from forty-five that once served the Chesapeake Bay at the beginning of the twentieth century. Decommissioned in 1962, the lighthouse fell victim to vandals until moved to its present site in 1975. Beautifully restored, complete with furnishings of the early twentieth century, it has become the waterfront's main attraction and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are guided, and the schedule varies seasonally.
The Calvert Marine Museum acquired the Cove Point Lighthouse in 2000. However, because this is still an aid-to-navigation, the United States Coast Guard is still responsible for its official operation. The museum plans to maintain the lighthouse with the intention of creating one of the country’s most important maritime heritage centers. The Cove Point Light Station is open to the public on weekends and holidays, May through September and daily June, July, and August, 1 to 4 p.m.
The Cove Point Lighthouse is now open as a weekly vacation rental and special event site.
CLICK HERE for a brochure on our Lighthouse Adventure Cruises.
The Cove Point Lighthouse will be CLOSED to the public on the following days due to private events:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Also check out Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses at the the Chesapeake Bay Gateway Network.
The Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society
Lighthouses, Lightships & Aids to Navigation (USCG)
Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Project
National Lighthouse Museum
National Park Service - Lighthouse Heritage
PBS - Legendary Lighthouses
For information regarding links to other sites, or to add a lighthouse link
please send an email to the Calvert Marine Museum webmaster.