Seven Foot Lighthouse

Historic Site

Editorial Review

How did this bright red, 220-ton circular goliath end up on a pier in Baltimore?

After the light was automated in the late 1940s, the structure succumbed to the elements and was retired. The Coast Guard donated the structure to the city, and in 1988, over the course of two days, Seven Foot Knoll was moved to its present location.

Original features have been preserved, while interpretive exhibits have been added. Visitors can climb to the watch room (ladder access to the beacon is restricted) and take in a view that includes Federal Hill, the Domino Sugar factory and boats docked in the harbor.

-- Amy Orndorff (June 22, 2012)