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Re-opening for the season April 5!

Visit historic Havre de Grace's best known landmark.  Join us any weekend through the end of October to climb the Lighthouse, see the new exhibits in the Keeper's House and browse in the Gift Shop.  We are an easy stop off of Interstate 95, exit 89, between Baltimore and Philadelphia.   

Open Sat & Sun, 1-5 PM, April-October       Weather Permitting


Information for visitors:  www.hdgtourism.com

Mark your Calendar!

June 14, 2014

HdG Museum Expo at
Bulle Rock

Resident's Club

10-2pm

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The Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse

The Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the historic Concord Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Our
members and volunteers have been "keeping the light" for thirty years.

The Concord Point Lighthouse was built in 1827 where the Susquehanna River meets the tidal flow of the Chesapeake Bay. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in continuous operation on the East Coast. Fully restored, the Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling are open to the public on weekends from April to October.

The Lighthouse property anchors one end of a waterfront promenade offering spectacular views of the river and the Upper Chesapeake Bay. It is a popular site for wedding ceremonies and special events. Educational tours are conducted throughout the year by volunteer keepers.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about the history and construction details of the Lighthouse and Light Station properties, or for information about weddings and other events, lighthouse tours, membership in our organization or volunteering.

The Concord Point Lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Latest News

National Lighthouse Day - August 7th

Climb the tower from 10-8pm on Thursday, August 7th and show your love of lighthouses!

Then, go to Pat's Pizza and have dinner - 20% of your purchase goes towards lighthouse restoration projects!

Take this flyer with you!

 

 

Join the Beacon Babes!

The Friends' newest fundraising venue! 

FCPL’s newest fundraising venture aims to bring together fun, dedicated individuals who want to raise awareness about the importance of  the Concord Point Lighthouse in our community.

 

We are planning our launch and schedule of events right now.  Let us know if you would like to be a part of this dynamic group!

 

Beacon Babes Float takes 1st place in Independence Day parade!

We won the Sr. Organization category prize for the second time in 3 years.

Thanks to all who participated and helped make the float a reality!

 

 

 

War of 1812 Weekend - May 3 & 4, 2014

Saturday May 3, 2014

Concord Point Lighthouse will host the CHE Edutainment re-enactor encampment on the grounds of the Keeper’s House from 10-5pm.  These African American Mariners will educate visitors on African heritage and Maritime history relating to the War of 1812 with interactive Mariner’s craft displays, naval cannon demonstrations, and highlight the technology of the war with flintlocks and navigational tools. www.concordpointlighthouse.org

Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House – Re-enactor encampment on the grounds from 10-5pm with weapons demonstrations, period crafts and games and traditional music by Kaydence.  The Ft. McHenry guard will present their replica Star Spangled banner with the Jr. Fife and Drum Corp and The Pride of Baltimore II crew will lecture on Privateering on the Cheseapeake. Admission fee. http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org/events_war_of_1812_lockhouse_museum.html

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum – The Maryland Historical Society presents their Stitching History: Star Spangled Banner Flag Project with stitching demonstrations, exhibits and lectures from 10-5pm.  Food vendors on site – Blazing Ray’s and Sweet Devotions.  The MHS replica flag will be displayed on board The Pride of Baltimore II.
 
http://www.mdhs.org/events/stitching-history;
 http://www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org/

Steppingstone Farm Museum – 2nd Annual Grace Under Fire Ball with period music and costuming.  Dinner prior to Ball at 5pm.  Dancing begins at 7pm.  Regency Costumed teas on Sunday May 4 at 11am and 4pm.  Admission fee.
More information and tickets here:
http://steppingstonemuseum.org/hdg1813.html

The Pride of Baltimore II – The Pride returns to Havre de Grace on Wednesday April 30 and will be available for school tours on May 1 and 2.  The ship will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4 from 9am – 7pm.  Admission fee.

 

 

2ND ANNUAL ST. PATTY'S DAY FUNDRAISER AND COCKTAIL PARTY

Join us on March 13 at 6pm at the Vandiver Inn to celebrate John O'Neill's Irish heritage and to support the icon of Havre de Grace, Concord Point Lighthouse!

$35 ticket includes small plates and one drink ($15 is tax deductible donation)

Great food, Great music by Kaydence, Raffles, Prizes

Call 410-939-3213 or email concordpointlighthouse@verizon.net for tickets.

Tickets also available at Concord Point Coffee and the HdG Visitor Center.

 

 

Christmas Gift Shoppe Sale and Open House

 

The Keeper's House gift shoppe will be open on December 7th and 8th offering new and unique handcrafted gift items for your holiday shopping enjoyment.  Join us for refreshments, holiday cheer and Carolers on Sunday!

 

 

 

  

2013 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge - September 21 & 22

Concord Point is once again particpating in the MD Lighthouse Challenge!

We will be open from 8am-6pm Saturday and Sunday and look forward to seeing you!  Visitors receive a unique souvenir for visiting!

There are 9 lighthouses and 1 lightship on the challenge this year!  Visit all 10 in this 48 period and receive a prize!

Click here for more information

 

The British invaded Havre de Grace!  May 3, 4 and 5, 2013

It was a great weekend throughout the city and things were busy here at the Lighthouse and Keeper's House!

From cannons firing to concerts and fireworks, the Lighthouse presided over it all.

Perhaps the British will come again next year!

Our Hero, John O'Neill, being captured by the British invaders.

 


War of 1812 cannon returns to Concord Point!  After a year of rehabilitation at the Maryland Conservation Lab, the cannon was returned to once again sit beside the lighthouse and commemorate John O'Neill's defense of Havre de Grace against the British attack on May 3, 1813.

Watch the video from the Patch here.

 

Concord Point float takes 1st place in the Sr. Organizational Float category during the 2012 Independence Day Parade!

Photo Credit: Leo Heppner

 

  
You can help

Legacy Pathway Bricks Legacy Pathway Bricks

By purchasing one of the bricks that will line the Lighthouse Legacy walkway from the steps of the lighthouse to the O’Neill Cannon, you are offered a unique opportunity to become a part of the long history of Concord Point by placing your family name, message or commemoration on this walkway.

Limited Edition Prints Limited Edition Prints

By purchasing one of our beautiful Limited Edition Prints of the Concord Point Lighthouse,
or making a tax-deductible donation, you can help preserve this important historic landmark for generations to come.
The prints are of exquisite quality and will beautify any home or office space.

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