Events and Activities



Ship Lynx & lighthouse

Light Station Hours

  • Lighthouse: Giftshop & History museum, open daily 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • East Lightkeepers House: Museum of lightkeepers life in 1930s, daily 11:00 to 4:00.
  • Blacksmith Shp/Smithy: Tidepool aquarium & wildlife museum, daily 11:00 to 4:00.
  • Visitor Center: closed.
  • Park grounds and trails, open daily sunrise to sunset.


A State Parks Interpretive Specialist will be sharing stories of the natural and cultural history of Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. The program will be start at 2:30 pm every Thursday from June 12 to August 28, 2014. Meet at the Lighthouse or the Marine Science Exhibit in the Blacksmith shop.  


Please join the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87, our modern light keepers, and the volunteers at Point Cabrillo Light Station for a unique opportunity to visit the lantern room and the beautifully restored operational Third Order Fresnel Lens. These tours are offered only eight days each year.

 The tour schedule for 2014 is:

  • Saturday & Sunday March 1 & 2, 2014 - Whale Festival Week 1

  • Saturday & Sunday March 15 & 16, 201 - Whale Festival week 2

  • Saturday May 3, 2014 - Spring Celebration

  • Saturday June 7, 2014 - Point Cabrillo Light Station 105th. Anniversary

  • Saturday August 9, 2014  -  National Lighthouse Day

  • Saturday September 20, 2014 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Day

The Lighthouse Lantern Room and Fresnel Lens Tours will be offered from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. A modest fee, which supports the lighthouse maintenance fund, of $5.00 is appreciated. Children must be at least 42 inches tall to participate in the tours. For additional information please contact the lighthouse at 707-937-6122.


The Point Cabrillo Light Keeper's Association is a volunteer organization. We depend upon the generosity of our friends and neighbors to provide the public access programs that support the continued operation of the Light Station.

Opportunities for volunteer service include:

  • Lighthouse Gift Shop Attendant and Docent

  • Lightkeeper's Museum Docent

  • Nature/History Docents

  • Gardening and Site Maintenance

  • Filing and Office Organization

  • Computer Data Entry

  • Member Board of Directors

If you are interested in helping in these or other activities please give us a call at 707 937-6123 or send an email to


Group tours of the Light Station led by PCLK docents may be scheduled for any day of the week. We need at least two weeks notice. The suggested donation schedule, which supports the lighthouse maintenance fund, is $5.00 per person. To schedule tours, please send an email request to