A Seaside Resort at Point Lookout
Even before the Civil War, tourists were making their way to Point Lookout. The first resort here opened in 1860. Imagine the guests on the lawn, the women in long dresses with parasols, watching the steamboats en route to Baltimore and Washington.
The resort burned down in 1877, but in the 1920ís, Point Lookout became a resort community with a new hotel—the one with the power plant---was built. Visitors enjoyed the same features that we enjoy at Point Lookout today---beautiful views and the protected beaches of Chesapeake Bay.
Finally, because of shoreline erosion and the poor condition of the building, the hotel was torn down in 1989.
For nearly 150 years, the beaches of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River have drawn summer visitors.
Location. 38° 2.49′ N, 76° 19.308′ W. Marker is in Scotland, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Maryland Route 5. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotland MD 20687, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 2. submitted on June 26, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.