St. Mary’s Celebrates National Lighthouse Weekend

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park (Courtesy of St. Mary’s County Government)

As a prelude to National Lighthouse Day on August 7th, St. Mary’s County will celebrate the role of lighthouses in Southern Maryland on the first weekend of August. Special events are scheduled at the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum, and Historic Park.

According to a press release:

National Lighthouse Day recognizes the important role lighthouses have played in the history of the United States as well as the values of safety, heroism, and American ingenuity.

During the weekend Lighthouse visitors can tour the museum, climb the oldest lighthouse on the Potomac and visit the Keepers Quarters. There will be family-friendly children activities, patrons can meet a local artist, the public is invited to bring a kayak for a paddle or pack a picnic lunch for a day of lighthouse fun.

The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park is operated by the Museum Division of the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. The Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point, Maryland.

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