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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is one of four partners in a consortium that took over ownership of the beautiful Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. The Museum joined the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, the City of Annapolis, and Anne Arundel County to manage and preserve this beloved National Historic Landmark. Built in 1875, the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is the last screw-pile lighthouse on the Bay still in its original location, one-and-a-half miles offshore in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the South River. Conservation and restoration are ongoing goals of the partnership. Docent-led tours aboard the lighthouse are offered each summer.

2018 Tour Dates

  • June 9
  • July 7, 14, 28
  • August 4, 18
  • September 1, 8, 29
  • October 6

All tours are on Saturdays. In the event of inclement weather, ticket holders will be issued a refund or they may select another tour date.

  • Times: 9 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $80 per person

Purchase tickets below or for reservations contact Jeff Gales via email or at 415-362-7255.

Tours are limited and reservations are required.

  • 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.
  • The tour of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is adventure travel involving some physical exertion.
  • No flip-flops, Crocs, open-back shoes or high heels.
  • There are no toilet facilities on the boat nor on the lighthouse.

Tours depart the Annapolis Maritime Museum located at 723 Second St Annapolis, MD 21403. The vessel “Sharps Island” will be moored at the closest pier to the Horn Point Marina. All money collected helps support the preservation of the lighthouse. Each day has two cruise times to choose from, either 9:00 am or 12:00 pm and registration is on a first come first serve basis, so get your name in early! Come see “our” lighthouse and the great work that the Chesapeake Chapter volunteers of the U.S. Lighthouse Society are doing to preserve this national treasure we all share! For additional interesting information about the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse click here for the official Thomas Point Shoal website.