Mount Vernon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Contact Address Information:
606 Princess St.
This lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service as part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. It was renovated and relit by the Mount Vernon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1995. There has been damage from storms and vandalism, and the lighthouse is still in need of much restoration.
Description of Tower: Lantern on roof of keeper's house.
This light is operational
Integral 1.5 story wood keeper's house.
Date Established: 1856
Date Present Tower Built: 1856
Date Deactivated: 1926-1995
Optics: 1856: Fifth order Fresnel lens, now 155 mm optic.
Current Use: Private aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
The lighthouse is in Jones Point Park on the Mount Vernon Trail, which is part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. It is accessible from all major travel routes from the south and west of Washington, including I-495, I-95, and I-66. Call the Park Service at 703-289-2500 for information on visiting the lighthouse.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: George L. Deeton (1856-?); Benjamin Greenwood (?).