Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove

4.4
#5 of 16 in Historic Sites in Monterey County
This lighthouse has been operating continuously since February 1, 1855. The US Coast Guard operates the lantern while the City of Pacific Grove maintains the lighthouse as a museum open to the public 5 days a week. Restoration is under the direction of the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove. Visitors welcome.
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  • You didn't build the lighthouse and yet you understand the reason it was built and put yourself into that role.  more »
  • This lighthouse has continuously operated since back in the 1850s. The light was still flashing during our visit in January 2020! The property is beautifully preserved and deserves the care it...  more »
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  • This lighthouse is worth a stop and the $5 admission. Although serving as a fully automated beacon for more than fifty years, the internal space has been recreated similar to its Victorian, WWI, and WWII time period deco. The volunteer docents are extremely gracious and are eager to share their detailed knowledge of its history. Mostly self-guided, a detailed tour will take about forty five minutes. I recommend visiting this little lighthouse near Monterey, CA.
  • Great history. The docents have many great stories and love to share them. The history of lighthouse keepers was fascinating. Several were women, which is fantastic. Duck when you go up to see the Fresnel lens...it's tight quarters!

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