The weekend of August 4 and 5 will be a time to honor the role of lighthouses in Southern Maryland. The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park hosts its annual celebration of lighthouses.

The weekend event is a prelude to National Lighthouse Day on August 7 which recognizes the important role lighthouses have played in the history of the United States as well as the values of safety, heroism, and American ingenuity.

During the weekend Lighthouse visitors can t our the museum, climb the oldest lighthouse on the Potomac and visit the Keepers Quarters. There will be family-friendly children activities, patrons can meet a local artist, the public is invited to bring a kayak for a paddle or pack a picnic lunch for a day of lighthouse fun.

The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park is operated by the Museum Division of the St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks. The Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point, Maryland.

For more information about National Lighthouse Weekend events, call 301-994-1471 or go to www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.