The new Outdoor Museum encompasses the entire 23 acres of the Light Station grounds. The newest feature, which was completed in June, is the Light Station Labyrinth. Located just inside the entry gate on the eastern edge of the Station, this stone labyrinth will offer visitors a meditative and contemplative avenue to enjoy the Station grounds and views. Envisioned and funded by PALKI Board Vice President Laura Franklin, the labyrinth was installed by noted stone masons Julien Carmellino of France and Kevin Carman of Riverside, CA. It is an unusual five circuit pattern designed by Marilyn Larson, a founding member of the Labyrinth Society and Educational Chair of its Board. It is also the westernmost installation in the “Art Line,” a series of walkable, interactive outdoor artworks across the heart of America along a 28 mile-wide band, centered on the 39th Latitude.
The Outdoor Museum will also introduce visitors to the Druid’s Circle made from 5 locally sourced blue shale pillars, the gazebo from the film “Forever Young” which was left after the 1992 filming was completed, Native Plant Garden, Whale Trail interpretive panel, several historical plaques and markers around the property, the unique stone entry fence desinged and installed by master stonemason John Shaw-Rimmington, various trails and memorial and view benches and more.
Gualala artist Bruce Jones created the original watercolor of the Light Station grounds Outdoor Museum for the map that is available to visitors. Our thanks to Bruce for his ongoing and creative support of the Light Station!
The Outdoor Museum is open daily 10 am to 3:30 pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. We ask for a site visit fee of $5 for guests 12 and over, which provides you access to the Outdoor Museum, the Light Station Store and the Fog Signal Building Indoor Museum. Children under 12 years are free. Admission is always free to Lighthouse members.
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For group rates please contact us toll free at 877-725-4448, ext. 1 or by e-mail at email@example.com