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Holiday exhibit on display at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

A special holiday display is currently ongoing at the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park in Piney Point. The exhibit is on display inside the museum, Potomac River Maritime building, and lighthouse keeper’s quarters, a historic building not normally open to the public.  The exhibit offers a military theme with authentic items from various war eras.

A free boy and girl’s bike raffle is available thanks to the Second District Kids and Community organization and children’s make-and-take activities are available inside the museum.

The Lighthouse Lens Museum Store is open featuring 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 is available now through December 19 – Thursday through Monday -  12 noon to 4 p.m. The extended holiday schedule includes December 21 to January 4, 2015, open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s 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.
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 Commissioners of St. Mary’s County.  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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