Head to St. Clement’s Island for a fun Open House at Blackistone Lighthouse in recognition of National Lighthouse Day. Check out the St. Clement’s Island Museum before taking a boat ride out to St. Clement’s Island and the Blackistone Lighthouse.
Tours of the Lighthouse, a replica of the original lighthouse that stood at the same location, will be available free of charge. The last boat to the island will leave at 2PM. 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 301-769-2222 for more information. Regular museum admission fees apply.