National Wildlife Refuge Day Celebration

October 14, 2017
Event - Lighthouse This year our National Wildlife Refuge Day Celebration coincides with a very special event: the 150th Anniversary of Assateague Lighthouse!

Set amidst the backdrop of this beautiful refuge, Assateague Lighthouse takes center stage in a day full of activities organized by Chincoteague Natural History Association. Join us in honoring this historic building as well as the diversity of wild places and wildlife found on more than 560 National Wildlife Refuges. 

Schedule of Events

9:00 am Color Guard Opening Ceremony

  • Free Refreshments 
  • Displays & programs
  • Children's Crafts
  • Music

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Scales and Tales (live animal presentation by Maryland Department of Natural Resources)

2:00 pm Lighthouse Birthday Cake

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lighthouse Night Climbs (Visitors must be on the refuge by 8:00pm)

*In the case of inclement weather, all outdoor activities will be cancelled.


Admission to the refuge is free on October 14th, 2017!