Point Fermin Historical Site
Contact Address Information:
807 W Paseo DelMar
Point Fermin Lighthouse is located in a 37-acre public park. A light in a shack, then a light in a pole, replaced the lighthouse as an aid to navigation. The lantern was removed, but a new replica lantern was later created. A major restoration of the lighthouse was completed in 2003.
Tower Height: 30
Height of Focal Plane: 100
Description of Tower: Square Italianate tower on wood frame dwelling.
This light is not operational
1874 Italianate wood frame keeper's house, three cisterns, concrete oil house, barn.
Date Established: 1874
Date Present Tower Built: 1874
Date Deactivated: 1942
Optics: 1874: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed).
Current Use: Museum.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The lighthouse is now operated as a museum by
the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks with the support of the Point Fermin Lighthouse Society, a chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. The lighthouse is open for tours on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are plans to expand the hours in the future.
From the north, take CA 110 South; it becomes I-110 S. Turn left onto N. Gaffney Street and follow to its end at Point Fermin Park.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Mary L. Smith (1874-1882); James Herald (?); George Shaw (c. 1880s).