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Recreation & Parks - Museum Division


Calendar of Events

October/November - Fall Hours of Operation

Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park:
Thursday - Monday - 12 noon to 4 pm
Guided tours available by pre-arrangement at 301-994-1471.

St. Clement's Island Museum:
Wednesday - Sunday - 12 noon to 4 pm
Guided tours available by pre-arrangement at 301-769-2222.

November 11 - Veteran's Day
Both the St. Clement's Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will be CLOSED.

November 27 & 28 - Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday

Both the St. Clement's Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will be CLOSED.

December 1 through January 4- 29th Annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit
The St. Clement's Island Museum presents a holiday exhibit themed "Christmas by the Bay."
Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

Other highlights include working miniature trains and a hands-on train set that children can operate.

The Crab Claw Museum Store will be brimming with holiday gifts and for the one who has everything, consider a Museum Gift Membership! Don't miss the Crab Pot Christmas Trees! This is one-stop-shopping at its best! Proceeds benefit museum programs, projects, and exhibits!

Admission: $3 adults, $2.00 senior citizens (62 and older) and military personnel with ID, $1.50 students 6 to 18, FREE for children 5 and under.

The museum building and grounds are handicap accessible.

Days and Times:
December 1 –19 - Wednesday – Sunday - 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
December 20 – January 4th - OPEN DAILY 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

December 1 through January 4- 8th Annual Piney Point Lighthouse Holiday Exhibit

The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park presents a holiday exhibit you won't want to miss during the holiday season. Military exhibits will fill the lighthouse keeper's quarters and feature the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, War of 1812, World War II and the U. S. Civil War.

The Lighthouse Lens Museum Store will be brimming with holiday gifts and for the one who has everything, consider a Museum Gift Membership! Don't miss the Crab Pot Christmas Trees! This is one-stop-shopping at its best! Proceeds benefit museum programs, projects, and exhibits!

Admission is $7 adults, $3.50 for senior citizens (62 and older) and military personnel with ID, and students 6 to 18, FREE from children 5 and under. Admission includes the holiday exhibit, and tour of the museum, Potomac River Maritime Exhibit and Piney Point Lighthouse tower.

The museum, maritime exhibit and grounds are handicap accessible. The keeper's quarters and lighthouse tower are not.

Days and Times:
December 1 –19 - Thursday – Monday - 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
December 20 – January 4th - OPEN DAILY - 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

December 13 - St. Clement's Island Christmas Open House

FREE ADMISSION! Join us 12 noon to 4 pm to share some holiday cheer with our staff and volunteers! Enjoy seeing the holiday exhibit and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus from 12 noon to 2 pm. ! Free punch and cookies! Shop in the Crab Claw Museum Store for great holiday gifts and check out the Crab Pot Christmas Trees! Light up your home, pier, boat or yard. Use indoors or out! You'll be the envy of your neighbors!

December 14 - Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Christmas Open House

FREE ADMISSION! Bring the kids and the out-of-town guests to enjoy the holiday exhibit and tours of the museum and campus! Our gift to you! Free cookies and punch! Don't miss the array of gifts waiting for you at the Lighthouse Lens Museum Store! Check out the Crab Pot Christmas Trees! Light up your home, pier, boat or yard! Use indoors or out! It's St. Mary's County heritage!

December 24 & 25 - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Both the St. Clement's Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will be CLOSED.

January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day

Both the St. Clement's Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will be CLOSED.

Annual Events

• January - Appraiser's Fair

March - Maryland Day (March 25)

June - St. Clement's Island Heritage Day (Second Saturday of June)

July - Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival (second Saturday of July)

July - Pirate Day (fourth Saturday of July)

August - Children's Day (Third Saturday of August)

September - Murder Mystery Dinner

September - Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

October - Blessing of the Fleet (first weekend of October)

December - Annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit

December - Piney Point Lighthouse Holiday Exhibit


Museum Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Daybr>
Closed for Special Event - Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival



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