SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Sullivan's Island is celebrating National Lighthouse Day by opening up the grounds at Charleston Light for a special event.
The grounds and the boathouse at the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse will be open to visitors for free on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The interior of the lighthouse, also known as Charleston Light, will not be open due to health and safety concerns. The celebration will also include activities for children and water safety displays from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Sullivan's Island Fire & Rescue. Free commemorative posters will also be available in limited supplies. The non-profit group Save the Light will also be on site to give updates on the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse.
The Sullivan's Island Lighthouse was the last major lighthouse built in the U.S. and was commissioned June 15, 1962. It replaced the Morris Island Lighthouse as the Charleston harbor light. In recognition of the the 200th Anniversary of the first federal lighthouse, Congress passed an Act on August 7, 1989 designating National Lighthouse Day.
The celebration will take place on the grounds of the US Coast Guard Historic District at 1815 I'On Avenue.