People who take the Piedras Blancas Light Station tour Saturday, Aug. 8, will get special “Peek at the Past” glimpses of period-costumed volunteers portraying life at the scenic site during the 1890s.
The re-enactment tour is in honor of National Lighthouse Day, which marks the signing of the Lighthouse Act by President George Washington on Aug. 7, 1789.
The U.S. Congress designated Aug. 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Lighthouse Act by Washington.
Under the Lighthouse Act of 1789, the U.S. government took over responsibility for building and maintaining our nation’s lighthouses.
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The Piedras Blancas living-history tour is offered for the regular tour fee of $10 for adults or $5 for ages 6-17; it’s free to those 5 and younger.
Participants should meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, 1.5 miles north of the light station, by 9:45 a.m. Tours last about two hours and include the historic lighthouse, support buildings, wildlife viewing, and spectacular scenery.
For details, call 924-7361.