Baltimore Maritime Museum
Contact Address Information:
Pier 3, Pratt Street
This is the oldest surviving screwpile lighthouse from the Chesapeake Bay. It was moved to Pier 5 in Baltimore in 1988. In 1997 the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse became part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum. The Living Classrooms Foundation uses the lighthouse in its educational programs. For information call 410-396-3453.
Tower Height: 40
Description of Tower: Red, cylindrical cast iron tower on roof of keeper's quarters.
This light is not operational
Red, iron, cylindrial integral one-story keeper's quarters.
Date Established: 1856
Date Present Tower Built: 1856
Date Deactivated: 1987
Date Automated: 1948
Current Use: Museum exhibit
Open To Public? Yes.
The Baltimore Maritime Museum, including the lighthouse, is open in winter Friday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Spring and summer, Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Baltimore Maritime Museum, including the lighthouse and three historic ships, is located along Baltimore's waterfront, close to downtown.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: William J. Steinheise (c. 1933)