Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Park

44720 Lighthouse Rd.
Piney Point, MD 20674- Map It
Phone: (301) 994-1471

AAA Editor Notes

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Park is .4 mi. n.w. on SR 249 (Piney Point Rd.), then 1.3 mi. s.w. to 44720 Lighthouse Rd. Visitors can climb the stairs of this lighthouse that operated 1836-1964. The museum chronicles the history of the lighthouse and keepers' quarters; the U-1105 German submarine sunk nearby; and the Piney Point area, once a summer destination for such notable Americans as presidents Franklin Pierce and Theodore Roosevelt. A maritime exhibit in a separate building showcases the fishing and oyster industry and includes four historic wooden vessels. Benches at a pier offer a panoramic view of the Potomac River. Boating is permitted; a kayak launch is available during museum hours. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$7; $3.50 (ages 62+ and students and military with ID); free (ages 0-5).
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Museum and lighthouse daily 10-5, Mar. 25-late Sept.; Wed.-Sun. noon-4, early Oct.-late Dec. Keepers' quarters open first Sat. of the month, Apr.-Oct. Phone for extended Dec. holiday hours. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.