150 Years of Light
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hosted by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
Happy 150th Birthday, Point Reyes Lighthouse!
The public was invited to celebrate 150 years of light at Point Reyes with a virtual birthday bash with all the park rangers here! Built in 1870 and first lit on December 1 of that year, this beacon was an important signal for the guidance and safety of mariners who traveled up and down the Northern California coastline. The National Park Service has preserved this historic building and original Fresnel lens since 1975, and continues to tell the story of the light to visitors from far and wide today. Even if you missed the initial broadcast of this special virtual birthday celebration for our favorite lighthouse, you can still learn about this coastal treasure. The presentation was recorded and is available for viewing on our Point Reyes Lighthouse 150th Anniversary Celebration multimedia page.
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) partners with the National Park Service to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Point Reyes National Seashore for present and future generations.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email PRNSA.
Last updated: December 17, 2020