Sleep over in a Chesapeake Bay lighthouse

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Plan a lighthouse sleepover with the kids and their friends this spring and have a historical adventure.

Lighthouse sleepover WThe Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is accepting reservations for its spring Lighthouse Overnight Adventure 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 in St. Michaels.

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.

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 lighthouses on the bay. 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 and 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.

Early registration is recommended by contacting CBMM’s Education and Reservations Coordinator Allison Speight at [email protected] or call 410-745-4941. For specific dates and more information about the program, visit the “Learn” section at of the CBMM website.