The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is now accepting reservations for its fall Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program.
Under the guidance of a museum educator, youth groups participating in the program experience the rustic life of a lighthouse keeper while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, located on the museum’s 18-acre campus along the St. Michaels Harbor.
The program is offered Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, and again in the spring, with advanced reservations needed. Twelve to 15 children and their chaperones can participate in the adventure program.
Built in 1879, the screwpile, cottage-style lighthouse once lit the way past Hooper Strait, nearly 39 miles south of St. Michaels. The lighthouse was slated for demolition in 1966, when the museum purchased the lighthouse and moved it to its current location. The Hooper Strait Lighthouse is one of only three of its kind still in existence on the Chesapeake.