Piedras Blancas Light Station will be celebrating National Lighthouse Day on Saturday, August 8th, with a Peek at the Past Tour. Enactors will portray life at the light station in the early 1900s. This special living history tour is offered for the regular tour fee. Tours last about 2 hours and include the historic lighthouse, support buildings, wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery.
Because of the popularity of this tour, it is recommend that you arrive early. Meet at the former Piedras Blancas motel, located 1.5 miles north of the Light Station at 9:45am. Do not wait at the gate to the site. Cost for adults is $10, ages 6-17 are $5, kids 5 and under are free. Tours of the Light Station are offered Monday through Saturday, except federal holidays. For more information, call (805) 924-1807 or email PiedrasBlancasTours@gmail.com.
What is National Lighthouse Day? The U.S. Congress designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Lighthouse Act by President George Washington on August 7, 1789. Under the Lighthouse Act of 1789, the U.S. government took over responsibility for building and maintaining our nation's lighthouses.