The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument to Close for Restoration work

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments

Constructed in 1855, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse is an icon of local maritime history. It gives visitors a glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper as well as the workings of the light. The interior restoration, including painting and other minor repairs, will protect the masonry walls from the damp coastal environment, which is crucial to protect the structural integrity of the building and preserve it for future visitors.  

The National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Crew will carry out the project to preserve the lighthouse. 

“We understand the importance of the lighthouse as a symbol of San Diego’s past and rich maritime history,” said Amanda Gossard, visitor services program manager at Cabrillo National Monument. “This restoration effort is part of our commitment to preserving our national treasures, and we appreciate the public’s understanding and cooperation during this brief closure.” 

Cabrillo National Monument will be open to the public during the project. Visitors can still explore other features of the park including views of San Diego, the coastline, tidepools, hiking trails, and educational exhibits.  

For more information about Cabrillo National Monument, visit, call 619-523-4285. 

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 428 units of the of the National Park Service and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is a symbol of San Diego’s past and rich maritime history. Photo is courtesy of C. Aurrecoechea.

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