The ravages of time and nature have shorn Point Lookout of many vestiges of its history. There Is, nevertheless, much to see. The lighthouse, which is owned by the state, is still at the tip of the Point. 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.
Another Civil War redoubt is still represented by a large depression in the middle of the Point northeast of Fort Lincoln. A memorial to the lives lost during the Civil War is located on Maryland Route 5, north of the park. The memorial is administered by the federal government. Most of the prison pen site is under the bay waters now, but a section of the wall has been recreated by the Friends of Point Lookout as well and is interpreted during special events. The park visitor center has a museum with exhibits on the prison and offers educational programs about all aspects of Point Lookout's natural and cultural history.
Point Lookout sponsors historic programs and demonstrations throughout the year. Contact the park for a current schedule of historic programs. Popular annual festivities include:
Those interested in joining the Friends of Point Lookout State Park or the "20th Maine Company E" volunteer infantry living history group may contact:
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)