Contact: 301-872-5688E-mail Point Lookout State Park
Park HeadquartersPoint Lookout State Park11175 Point Lookout RoadScotland, MD 20687Park Headquarters Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (April 1st until October 31st)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday (November 1st until March 31st)
Hours of OperationMay through September7:00 a.m. to sunset (Weekdays)6:00 a.m. to sunset (Weekends)
October through April8:00 a.m. to sunset
This park's peaceful surroundings on a peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River in St. Mary's County belie its history as the location of a camp which imprisoned as many as 52,264 Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. A museum on site recounts this vivid history. A park map is available at park headquarters, the camp office, camp store and the Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center. The Point Lookout Lighthouse is currently closed for renovations.
The earth works of a Civil War fortification still exist on the river shore near Cornfield Harbor. The barracks and officer quarters of the Fort and a portion of the prison pen have been recreated by the Friends of Point Lookout and are the focus of Living History weekends each year.
Point Lookout sponsors historic programs and demonstrations throughout the year. Contact the park for a current schedule of historic programs. Popular annual festivities include:
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)