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Recreation & Parks - Museum Division

Calendar of Events

Summer Hours of Operation

Friday, March 25th – Summer Hours begin at the St. Clement’s Island Museum and the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park in Piney Point. Both museums will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September.


Piney Point Lighthouse - Museum and Historic Keepers Quarters 1st Saturdays

Come join our tours on the 1st Saturday of each month and you will be treated to a special viewing of the Keepers Quarters!  Museum hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Adults-$7.00, Seniors, Military w/ID, students-$3.50, Kids 5 and under Free.  Call 301-994-1471 with questions.


Water Taxi Service to St. Clement’s Island – Saturdays & Sundays, June through September

Take our water taxi to St. Clement's Island and explore every Saturday and Sunday, June through September! First trip leaves at 10:00 am with continuous trips to and from the island between 10:00 a.m to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. The last trip TO the island will leave at 2 pm and the last trip back to the mainland will leave at 3pm. The cost is $7.00 per person (no exceptions) and includes admission to the St. Clement's Island Museum. Call 301-769-2222 with questions.


Heritage Day on St. Clement’s Island State Park – Saturday, June 11

The Museum Division of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event invites everyone to visit the St. Clement’s Island Museum and enjoy free museum admission as well as free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park for a day of history, fun activities, interesting exhibitor, and scenic waterside vistas. The last boat ride to the island will leave the museum pier at 2p.m. and the last boat back to the mainland from the island will be at 3 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the island. The reconstructed Blackistone Lighthouse will be open and available for tours. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sun screen, and bring the camera, binoculars and plenty of water.

Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival – Saturday, July 9th

Please visit our Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival page for information and tickets to “The most intimate and unique jazz experience in Southern Maryland.”
http://www.stmarysmd.com/JazzFestival2016/index.html


Pirates on the Potomac – Saturday, July 23

Pre-Registration Required (Beginning July 5th)

The Piney Point Lighthouse Museum is looking for a few scurvy pirates and scalawags to participate in the annual Pirate Day on July 23th. This event is geared for little children ages 4 to 9 years old. There will be a morning session from 9 am to 12 noon and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each session will have 12 slots for ages 4 - 6 and 12 slots for ages 7 - 9. The cost to pre-register is $10 per child. Registration opens July 6th. The Pirate Day program will include a host of pirate activities! Each child will receive a pirate name! Walk the Plank! Make and Take activities! Pirate tattoos and flags! And more! Kids are encouraged to dress as pirates for the Costume Contest! For more information or to register your child, call the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum at 301-994-1471.


National Lighthouse Day and 180th Piney Point Anniversary – Sat. & Sun, August 6-7

Join us as we celebrate National Lighthouse Day Weekend! We will have local artists on site displaying their crafts for sale. On Sunday the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will celebrate our 180th Anniversary of the constructing of the Lighthouse! Join us for cake at the Keepers Quarters! A special LEGO contest is in the works so check back for more information! For more information call the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum at 301-994-1471.


Children’s Day at the St’s Clement’s Island Museum – Saturday, August 20

The St. Clement’s Island Museum will have its annual Children’s Day event on Saturday, August 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free balloons, face painting, games, crafts, activities, snow cones and goody bags. The first 200 kids will receive a reusable water bottle. Community heroes from the Seventh District Fire Department, Seventh District Rescue Squad and Med-Star Hospital will offer activities promoting health and safety. Hometown Karaoke & DJ Services will have everyone dancing to kid-friendly tunes. Community Partners from Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Chalk Point, Aquaculture Center, and the Piney Point Aqua Culture Center will offer fun educational activities to help educate children about protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Cindy Freeland, who has authored many children’s books will give a story book presentation about the animals that live in and near the Chesapeake Bay. The Seventh District Optimist Club will provide a .50 cent meal menu and a free bike raffle for children 12 and younger.


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 Day
Closed for Special Event - Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival



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