2018–2019 Point Reyes Lighthouse Restoration

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Three structures—a tower, a large rectangular building, and a small square structure—sit on a rocky headland above the Pacific Ocean. The roof and rafters of the lighthouse tower have been removed and scaffolding and white fabric surrounds the tower.
By early December 2018, contractors had surrounded the lighthouse tower in a nylon "shroud," which provides several protective measures, including protecting the cast iron tower from rain and salt spray. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see more images of the restoration project. Please note that park staff and contractors took the photos included on this page and in the photo gallery.
 

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In the summer of 2018, Point Reyes National Seashore undertook a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse. During this project, all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Point Reyes Lighthouse's visitors' parking lot—including the visitor center, the lighthouse and the stairs leading down to the lighthouse—were closed to all entry. The lighthouse area reopened to the public on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Update: The Lighthouse Area Will Reopen to the Public on Friday, November 8, 2019.

November 01, 2019 Posted by: Jenny Stock

The National Park Service announces the completion of the restoration project and the reopening of the Point Reyes Lighthouse area and the Lighthouse Visitor Center to the public on Friday, November 8, 2019.

 

Update: Lighthouse Area Closure is Extended until December 31, 2019

August 29, 2019 Posted by: Jenny Stock

While significant progress in this restoration project is far along, the contractor has notified the park that the restoration project will not be completed by October 1, 2019. As a result, the temporary closure of all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot will be extended until December 31, 2019.

 

Update: Lighthouse Area Closure is Extended until October 1, 2019

June 16, 2019 Posted by: Park Staff

The contractor has notified the park that the restoration project will not be completed by early summer 2019. As a result, the temporary closure of all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot will be extended until October 1, 2019.

 

Update: Lighthouse Area Closure Is Extended Until ~Friday, June 21, 2019

March 15, 2019 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

The contractor has notified the park that the restoration project will not be completed until early summer 2019. As a result, the temporary closure of all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot will be extended until ~Friday, June 21, 2019.

 

Update: Lighthouse Area Closure Is Extended Until Sunday, March 31, 2019

February 01, 2019 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

The contractor has notified the park that the initial phase of the restoration project will not be completed until late March 2019. As a result, the temporary closure of all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot will be extended until Sunday, March 31, 2019.

 

Update: Lighthouse Area Closure Is Extended Until Thursday, January 31, 2019

November 15, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

The contractor has notified the park that the initial phase of the restoration project will not be completed until late January 2019. As a result, the temporary closure of all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot will be extended until Thursday, January 31, 2019.

 

Update: Lighthouse Area Closure Is Extended Until at Least Early November

September 21, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

The contractor has notified the park that the initial phase of the restoration project will not be completed until early to mid-November. As a result, the temporary closure of all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot will be extended until early to mid-November.

 

All Areas Beyond the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot are Now Closed.

August 06, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

All areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Point Reyes Lighthouse's visitors' parking lot are closed until ~October 6, including the lighthouse. The lighthouse is not visible from the parking lot.

 

News Release issued announcing the Lighthouse Restoration Project

July 31, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

The National Park Service has issued a news release announcing the $5 million lighthouse restoration project and providing some initial details concerning the scope of the project and the project's impact on visitors.

 

Update: Restoration work begins on Monday, August 6, 2018.

July 26, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

Restoration work in the lighthouse area will begin on August 6 and continue through October 5.

 

Restoration begins on or after Monday, July 23, 2018.

July 13, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

The plan is to start work no earlier than Monday, July 23, 2018.

 

Restoration Work on the Lighthouse May Begin as Early as Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

June 28, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

Work on the restoration of the lighthouse is currently scheduled to begin in late July 2018.

 

Point Reyes Lighthouse Restoration is Coming Soon.

June 18, 2018 Posted by: John Dell'Osso

Starting in the summer of 2018, Point Reyes National Seashore will undertake a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse. This blog will be updated regularly with news about the restoration's progress.

 
 

Lighthouse Restoration Project Photo Gallery

 
 

Last updated: November 8, 2019

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