The Old Point Loma Lighthouse, in operation at the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years, first lit on November 15, 1855, is still a local attraction. What seemed to be a good location 422 feet above sea level, however, had a serious flaw. Fog and low clouds often obscured the light. On March 23, 1891 the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point. It is now a museum featuring all the furnishings and memories of a lighthouse keeper and his family. Just steps away is the Cabrillo National Monument Park museum where you can learn about the early discoverers of this part of America, sea life (especially whales) and enjoy a panoramic vista of San Diego.