Chesapeake Chapter USLHS Fundraiser:
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Ice at the Lighthouse!:
We took our first trip of the year out to the lighthouse on February 20th to see how she was faring with this harsh and snowy winter. We were delighted to find a little bit of ice and snow remaining on the rip-rap boulders...
White House Designates U.S. Lighthouse Society a “Preserve America Steward”:
On January 12, 2009, First Lady Laura Bush, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman John L Nau, III announced that the United States Lighthouse Society was...
Wedding Bells At Lighthouse:
On July 4 th, Sally Ward and Phillip Walker, both of Annapolis, exchanged their wedding vows at the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse...
Amazing Lighthouse Replica:
Gary Gillette, a model-making hobbyist who specializes in replicas of historic buildings, spent over 300 hours making an amazingly authentic 1/48 th scale model of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse...
Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour aboard this icon of the Chesapeake Bay.
This National Historic Landmark, built in 1875, is the last screwpile lighthouse left in its original location, one-and-a-half miles offshore in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the South River.
- Learn about how lighthouse keepers lived
- Learn about other lighthouses on the Bay and how many met their demise
- Learn how the U.S. Lighthouse Society is restoring and preserving the lighthouse
The tour includes a safety check-in and orientation at the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Interpretive Center at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Barge House, a 30- minute boat ride to the lighthouse, an on-board docent-led tour, and a 30-minute return boat ride. Allow three hours for the excursion. The tours are managed by the Annapolis Maritime Museum for the partnership.
The Barge House is at 723 Second Street in the Eastport community of Annapolis.
Tours are limited and reservations are required. Book your tour today!
2012 dates are:
- Saturday, June 30
- Saturday, July 7
- Saturday, July 28
- Saturday, August 11
- Saturday, August 18
- Saturday, September 8
3 tours per day: 9 a.m., 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Only 18 passengers per tour
All tour participants must be at least 12 years old and at least 48” tall.
All tours are subject to cancellation due to weather and sea conditions at the captain’s discretion.
To book call 410-295-0104
$70 per person
Note – The tour of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is adventure travel involving some physical exertion. The tour includes a 30-minute boat ride to the lighthouse through potentially heavy seas, transfer to the lighthouse dock, a climb up a steep ladder and through a small hatch - a trap door - on the lighthouse deck. No flip-flops, Crocs, open-back shoes or high heels. There are no toilet facilities on the boat nor on the lighthouse. If you have any concerns that you or a member of your party will have difficulty, we strongly advise against booking a tour.