Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Offer Holiday Exhibit

November 30, 2013

candlesThe Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park in Piney Point will present a holiday exhibit inside the museum, Potomac River Maritime building and lighthouse keeper’s quarters, a historic building not normally open to the public. The exhibit’s theme is “Home for Christmas” with each room of the keeper’s quarters incorporating a holiday setting from various time periods – 1800s through 1970s. Visitors will enjoy the nostalgia of yesteryear as they view period decorations, toys and collectibles. Families can participate in a fun scavenger hunt activity that will lead them through the exhibit and offer informational facts and history within the exhibit. All kids are encouraged to sign up for the free boy’s and girl’s bike raffle!

The Lighthouse Lens Museum Store will be open with an array of unique gifts, lighthouse and nautical items, jewelry, clothing, home décor and children’s items. Don’t miss the pre-lit crab pot Christmas trees to decorate your home, yard, pier or boat! Museum gift memberships are the perfect gift for “the one who has everything” and provide a 10% discount on museum store items.

The museum and holiday exhibit will be available December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 – from noon to 4 pm. The extended holiday schedule includes December 21 to December 31, each day from 10 am to 4 pm. The museum will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is $7 per adult, $3.50 for senior citizens, military personnel, and students 6 to 18. Children 5 and under get in free. Admission includes a guided tour of the museum and historic lighthouse campus.

All are invited to the Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 15 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Admission is free. Free refreshments and children’s holiday activity inside the museum.

The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park is managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks and the St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners. The museum is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point, MD. The museum, maritime exhibit and grounds are handicap accessible.

For more information, please call the museum at 301-994-1471 or visit the website at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

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