Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest existing lighthouse on the West Coast and is listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. We believe the lighthouse is a fascinating part of California's history and provides a unique perspective into life on the Monterey Peninsula over 160 years ago.
The light continues to be an active aid to navigation operated by the United States Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.
Point Pinos Lighthouse is owned by the City of Pacific Grove. Its Public Works Department maintains the lighthouse and grounds. Public Works runs a docent program to assist the public when the lighthouse is open.
The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove is actively restoring the lighthouse and grounds in conjunction with the City. It also has responsibility for interpretive planning. The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove is an IRS 501(3)(c) nonprofit dedicated, in part, to preserving the city’s buildings and history. It is headquartered at Ketcham’s Barn located at 605 Laurel Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
This website is maintained by Heritage Society volunteers: content editor Bill Peake and designer Chris Patton. Jim Turley was prior editor; his contributions are greatly appreciated. Website feedback should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments and suggestions are most welcome.