National Lighthouse Weekend at Piney Point Lighthouse
Aug 6 - Aug 7
- Admission: Free
- Location: Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Head to Piney Point for a fun Open House weekend, Saturday, August 6th, and Sunday, August 7th from 10 am-5 pm in recognition of National Lighthouse Day, which is officially celebrated each year on August 7th. Enjoy tours of the museum, Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, lighthouse tower, and grounds.
The official day as designated by Congress, August 7, 1989, is the anniversary of the signing of the August 7, 1789, Congressional Act “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers” and the date of the first commissioned Federal lighthouse.
The keeper’s quarters and the lighthouse will offer special tours featuring interpreters who depict Lightkeeper Yeatman and his wife, who will tell visitors more about life at the lighthouse.