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Every Weekend - Weekend Water Taxi Service
Weekend water taxi service to St. Clement's Island State Park from the St. Clement's Island Museum begins at 10 am with the last boat from the island to the mainland at 3:30 pm. There is a fee of $7 per person, for all ages, and includes admission fee to visit the museum. Inclement weather, high winds or tide may cancel operation. Please call 301-769-2222 before you come to confirm boat operation for that day.

Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes for the 1/2 mile walk to the picnic pavilion and reconstructed Blackistone Lighthouse. Also wear sun screen, and insect repellant and bring bottled water. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic river view and playful waterfowl. And don't forget the camera! The lighthouse, operated and maintained by the St. Clement's Hundred, is scheduled to be open the first weekend of every month and every Saturday.

August 3 - National Lighthouse Day at Piney Point Lighthouse
To commemorate the federal designation of National Lighthouse Day, the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park encourages everyone to visit the Piney Point Lighthouse built in 1836. Enjoy a climb to the top of the tower and tour the inside of the keeper's quarters where local artists will be set up to display and sell their beautiful works of art. The museum and Potomac River Maritime Exhibit will also be included in your tour. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic and relaxing historic campus. Sidewalks, boardwalk and pier make the grounds handicap accessible. Call the museum for additional info at 301-994-1471. Open 10 am to 5 pm.

August 3 - National Lighthouse Day at Blackistone Lighthouse
The St. Clement's Island Museum and St. Clement's Hundred organization invite the public to commemorate National Lighthouse Day with a visit to the reconstructed Blackistone Lighthouse on St. Clement's Island State Park. The museum offers water taxi service to the Island beginning at 10 am. A fee of $7 person covers the water taxi and museum admission.

Visitors are encouraged to wear walking shoes for the 1/2 mile walk to the lighthouse, bring water, sun screen, and camera. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy eating at the pavilion or any of the other picnic tables located along the rivers edge. All are invited to tour the lighthouse and climb to the top of the tower. St. Clement's Hundred volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and offer history of the lighthouse. Call the museum in advance to ensure water taxi service as weather conditions in Colton's Point such as high wind, high tide or storms will cancel service. 301-769-2222.

August 16 - Children's Day
The St. Clement's Island Museum will host its annual Children's Day event from 11 am to 2 pm and include many community partners and sponsors for the enjoyment and education of children. The event will include children's activities, face painting, story time, and interaction with the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, the 7th District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, St. Mary's County Library and more. The first 100 kids will receive FREE t-shirts thanks to event sponsors: Avenue Flags and Flagpoles, Chesapeake Custom Embroidery, Combs Drury Reeves Insurance Company, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Cullins Pool Water, Delegate Johnny Wood, Qutie Pies, LLC, Tidewater Dental, Ultimate Therapy and a private donor in memory of the late Bobby McWilliams.

The 7th District Optimist Club will provide affordable food choices, a kiddie tractor pull, and a boy and girl's bike giveaway (need not be present to win). A highlight will be Reggie Rice, the SuperMagicMan, for a fun and interactive performance. For want a ride to St. Clement's Island, the museum's water taxi will offer FREE service to children 12 and under, a savings of $7 per child. For more info, call the museum at 301-769-2222.

September 1 - Labor Day Holiday Schedule
Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park: OPEN (10 am to 5pm)
St. Clement's Island Museum: CLOSED

September 5 - Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser
Details TBA

October 4 & 5 - 47th Annual Blessing of the Fleet
Details TBA

Annual Events
  • July - Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival (second Saturday of July)
Museum Closed:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Closed for Special Event - Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival


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