Two St. Mary’s Museums Join Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – St. Clement Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will open for free to anyone who downloads a Museum Day branded ticket on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

The event is one of Smithsonian Magazine’s 18e Annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity. Participating museums mimic the free admission policy of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

The annual event allows museums, zoos and cultural centers in all 50 states to join in the spirit of facilities at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which offer free daily admission.

Museum Day goes beyond simply bringing visitors through the doors of the museum – it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, especially children aged school and those from underrepresented communities.

It represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion. This year’s theme, The American Experiencehighlights wonderful exhibits on arts, culture, science, innovation and history across the country.

“Our museums have such a unique story to tell and being part of Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day helps us reach new audiences who may not have known about our sites before due to a variety of circumstances.” said Karen Stone, director of the St. Mary’s County Museum.

Those wishing to attend and participate in Museum Day 2022 can visit to find out more and download a Museum Day ticket from August 15, 2022.

Each ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum on September 17, 2022.

One ticket is allowed per email address. Please note that the St. Clement Island Museum ticket includes free admission to the museum, but NOT the water taxi, which will remain at $7.00 per person that day.

A list of participating museums is available at

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