Frequently Asked Questions
May I hold a wedding ceremony at Concord Point Lighthouse?
Yes, the grounds of the Lighthouse may be reserved for weddings and other ceremonies.
Does the lighthouse still work?
Yes, the Lighthouse shines nightly with the 5th Order Fresnel Lens and 100 watt bulb.
Are visitors allowed into the lighthouse?
Yes, visitors can climb to the lantern room if they are at least 42 inches tall.
Is the Lighthouse haunted?
No paranormal activity has been experienced by current members of the Friends. However, a visitor last summer reported her grandfather refuses to enter the lighthouse, claiming a spooky experience many years ago when he was doing maintenance work on it.
Was this place a bar?
Yes, the keeper’s property was sold in 1920 and after many additions became a popular bar with a dance floor. See Lighthouse History.
Are the floors original?
No, the keeper’s house had undergone significant changes between 1920 and 1988. The exterior features of the house are original, but the interior has been reconstructed to the 1884 version.
Was it flooded during Hurricane Isabel?
Yes, the hurricane surge at high tide caused flooding halfway up Lafayette Street. Flood damage occurred to the kitchen room and first floor of the keeper’s dwelling.
Is John O’Neill buried here?
John O’Neill is buried in Angel Hill Cemetery here in Havre de Grace, but not at the lighthouse.