Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter

4.5
The site of one of Florida's tallest lighthouses, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum sits on a hill once mistaken for a Native American burial mound. Completed in 1860, the lighthouse stands 32 m (105 ft) tall, its light visible from as far as 46 km (29 mi) away. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the lighthouse offers tours to the top of its tower for panoramic views of the surrounding area. Before you climb to the top, visit the history museum located in a building used for naval housing during World War II. Be sure you're wearing comfortable shoes before you begin the ascent up the lighthouse's steep stairs. Arrange to visit Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and other attractions in Jupiter using our Jupiter trip itinerary planning app .
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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Reviews
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  • You can see it from a distance, but a little tricky to find the road since it is a very quick turn right after the light. We were not able to tour the actual lighthouse because of high winds the day w...  more »
  • This lighthouse has historical significance dating back to the civil war. The tour seems a little over priced but if you want to climb the lighthouse, you must pay 12 dollars for adult. Nice views and...  more »
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  • Like brick construction more common to old buildings, the Jupiter lighthouse is prominent for more than just a bright light on top. The design and mass of masonry used to create a structure that has resisted the weather and time is impressive. The unique history of the location and construction is fascinating. As others have noted I would prefer not to be in a tour group and have some freedom around the site.
  • Interesting but would be better without the tour. Tour guide gave information that contradicts the website information. Website calls the big tree a Banyan - guide specifically said it was not a Banyan but some other type of tree from Southeast Asia. The site is small enough with few things that need someone to describe them beyond what a brochure could do. I felt the guide was more there to herd together us vs allowing us to roam the site. Could be because the site is still under control of the Coast Guard. Might improve if planned turnover from the Coast Guard to Jupiter occurs. But still does not need a docent.
  • This would be a much better place to visit if you didn't have to be herded around like cattle. Freedom to walk the grounds and explore the area on your own would be nice. Also less confusion would be good if the guide's story matched the lighthouse website! I still don't know if the big tree at the base of the lighthouse is a native banyan or something else!
  • Even if your scared you can make it. Climb up the spiral stair case with spots to stop and gain your composure. Complete with a little tour of the historic grounds and a museum. Great view water and land side. Free for AD.
  • Great place to go. Fantastic view from the top of the lighthouse and the tour guide was GREAT. Would love to go again. Gift shop very nice not over prices. Makes you want to go back.

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