Come celebrate the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U. S. Lighthouse Service at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse! On August 7, National Lighthouse Day, enjoy free admission to lighthouse from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as special guest speakers, music, authors, artists, food and more.
At 10 a.m., the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will hold a formal patriotic ceremony in the courtyard honoring the lighthouse and Coast Guard heritage. At 11:30 a.m., Shauna MacDonald of Villanova University will tell stories from her ongoing ethnographic research about lighthouses and lighthouse keeping at New Jersey lighthouses in her performance lecture, To Catch and to Keep.
The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is located at 111 North Central Ave., North Wildwood. For more information, call (609) 522-4520.