Free admission for Military on Armed Forces Day at St. Mary’s Museum Sites

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military on Armed Forces Day

News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD–On Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2019, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, MD and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, MD, will offer active duty and retired members of the military free regular admission to each of the museums during normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Others in party must pay regular admission prices at both locations. The prices at St. Clement’s Island Museum are $3 for adults, $1.50 for children (6-18), $2 for seniors and military, 5 and under are free. The St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi is not included in this promotion as free admission for active duty and retired military only includes museum admissions. It is $7 per person (all ages) for water taxi, which includes museum admission. The prices at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children (6-18), seniors and military, 5 and under are free.

The Museum Stores at each site are open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and showcase a broad assortment of unique items. From books to jewelry, to children’s products to home accessories and local artisan’s and author’s offerings, there is something for everyone. By purchasing from our stores, you’re helping to support your local museums’ preservation and community-service efforts.

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division was established by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to collect, preserve, research and interpret the historic sites and artifacts which illustrate the natural and cultural histories of St. Mary’s County and the Potomac River. With this as its charter, the Museum Division serves as a resource, liaison and community advocate for all St. Mary’s County public and private cultural assets.The Division manages 94 acres of property and 4 historic sites, including the St. Clement’s Island Museum; the Little Red Schoolhouse; the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park; the Drayden African-American Schoolhouse; and the U-1105 Black Panther Shipwreck Preserve. The division also assists with the monitoring and maintenance of St. Clement’s Island State Park and the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center.

For more information about this promotion, regarding hours of operation, programs, events, admission prices and more, visit the St. Mary’s County Museum Division’s social media pages on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/SCIMuseumorwww.facebook.com/1836Light, or on Twitter at @StClemIsMuseum or @PineyPtLHMuseum.

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