Built in 1875 and now a National Historic Landmark, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (TPSL) is the last “intact” lighthouse of its kind left in its original location. The lighthouse has been beautifully restored by the U.S. Lighthouse Society, which operates tours in partnership with the Annapolis Maritime Museum. In these exclusive interior tours, guests are guided by an experienced lighthouse docent as they learn the history of the light, the life of a keeper in the early days, and the role of our modern-day Coast Guard.
2018 Tour Dates
June 9 ∙ July 7, 14, 28 ∙ August 4, 18 ∙ September 1, 8, 29 ∙ October 6
Details: Two tours are offered each day, at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Tours are two hours and include 30-minute boat rides to and from the lighthouse, with opportunities to photograph the lighthouse from every angle, and a one-hour interior tour.
Location: Tours depart from the docks of the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
(723 Second St., Annapolis)
Tickets: $80.00 per person
(Funds are used for the continued restoration of the lighthouse.)
Additional Information: For more information on the tours or to purchase tickets, click here. Tours do require some physical exertion; please use discretion when purchasing tickets. Guests must be at least 12 years old.
Get involved: To learn about volunteering at the lighthouse, email us.
About the U.S. Lighthouse Society
The United States Lighthouse Society was founded to assist in the restoration and preservation of America’s lighthouses and to help qualified local groups in their efforts to return the nation’s lighthouses to the public domain. Although the almost 300-year-old era of manned light stations in this country has come to a close, those remaining symbols of our maritime heritage can and should be, preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.
About the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park
The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.