The historic 1933 LILAC is the only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender in America. The ship hosts exhibits and educational events related to our waterfronts while the LILAC undergoes restoration.
The current exhibit Industrial Waters offers three views of the waterfront, all by artists who advocate for of historic ships. The monthly Radio LILAC! is a festive artisan marketplace accompanied by DJ-selected music on deck.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.
Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.