Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ponce Inlet

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Go back in time on a visit to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, where you can experience the day-to-day lives of light station workers in turn-of-the-century Florida. On a tour of the grounds, you can explore the historic buildings and dwellings that the lighthouse keepers lived and worked in. Climb the 203 steps to the top of the lighthouse to revel in the sweeping view of Florida's Atlantic coastline. After touring the premises, enjoy a walk through the lush coastal hammocks that surround the lighthouse grounds. Finish your visit at the gift shop, offering a wide range of nautical-themed souvenirs. A visit to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ponce Inlet trip maker app to plot your vacation.
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  • The Lighthouse is 175 feet high and was built in the 1880s. The many buildings housed older lenses that were used and had pictures and learning experiences about the area, the construction of the ligh...  more »
  • The lighthouse museum is definitely worth a visit. Plenty of free parking and it was only$14 for 2 of us to visit the lighthouse and all the other exhibits. The lighthouse keepers cottages were well l...  more »
  • 10/10 would recommend. First of all, the price is very affordable at $6.95 for adults and $1.95 for children. When you get there, head straight to the gift shop because that’s where you pay. Please note that you will have to climb over 100 steps to get to the top of the lighthouse so think about you physical capabilities before you start and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Taking rest stops along the way is highly recommend. The staff is also very friendly. An overall great experience.
  • Spent the afternoon at the lighthouse. Very interesting videos describing how the lights have changed over the years. You can climb up to the observation platform on the lighthouse. Steps were too steep for me but I went up several flights. You better be in good shape to make it all the way up. Restored houses on the property that the lighthouse keepers lived in. Nice museum store. Shipwrecks from the Cuban refugees. Worth a visit.

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