Point Lookout State Park

Pt Lookout

Point Lookout

11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland MD 20687

Originally a small resort community, this picturesque site became a Union hospital and then, beginning in early 1863, a prison holding captured Confederate soldiers. By June 1864 more than 20,000 prisoners crowded the camp. Terrible conditions led to the deaths of 3,384 men. Cemetery and monuments to the prisoner dead are located near the entrance to the multi-use park. Visitor center has Civil War exhibits and features walking trails to the prison site.