Point Reyes National Seashore celebrates lighthouse restoration this Sunday

National Park Service

The National Park Service is inviting the public to attend the 149th anniversary of the initial lighting of the Point Reyes Lighthouse and the recent completion of its restoration.

The six-hour celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. It includes interpretive chats in the lighthouse between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. A Spanish interpretation of the lighthouse will be available from 1-2 p.m. There will be stories and a lighthouse activity guide for kids.

The Fishwives Band from San Francisco will perform raucous and irreverent songs of the sea outside the Lighthouse Visitors Center from 3-5 p.m. The Sea Forager band celebrates the anniversary with rowdy sing-alongs. The Point Reyes National Seashore Association will provide warm treats outside the Lighthouse Visitors’ Center 3-5 p.m.

Reservations or registration is not required. Organizers of the event say participants should dress warmly and carry a flashlight for the walk back to the parking lot at sunset around 4:30 p.m.

The $5.7 million rehabilitation of the lighthouse took 13 months and it was the most extensive one since the lighthouse was commissioned in 1870.

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