Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Announces Lighthouse Overnight Adventures

(ST. MICHAELS, MD) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is now accepting reservations for its spring Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Under the guidance of a museum educator, youth groups and their chaperones can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, all while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which is now situated along the Miles River at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md.

CBMM 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

CBMM 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

The adventure program is offered on select Fridays and Saturdays, April through June, and again in the fall, with advance reservations needed. Groups of 12 to 15 children and their chaperones can participate in the adventure program.

The program shares the stories of the keepers who lived and worked in Chesapeake lighthouses. From lighthouse engineering to the daily task of maintaining the great lamp, the overnight adventure uses games, costumes, and historic object kits to explore the world of Bay lighthouses. The experience can also be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones.

The cost is $40 per person, with a 12-person minimum, 18-person maximum. The fee includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), the cost of program activities, two days admission to the museum, and a souvenir patch. Space is limited, with early registration recommended by contacting CBMM’s Education and Reservations Coordinator Allison Speight at [email protected] or at 410-745-4941. For specific dates and more information about the program, visit the “Learn” section at

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 70,000 guests each year, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit