Head to Piney Point for a fun and free Open House Weekend in recognition of National Lighthouse Day, celebrated each year on August 7th.
Enjoy tours of the museum, Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, lighthouse tower and grounds. PENDING: The keeper’s quarters and lighthouse will offer special tours featuring Lightkeeper Yeatman and his wife, along with items by local artist Mary Gault. 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. Call 301-994-1471 for more information FREE ADMISSION, donations greatly appreciated.