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“Historic lighthouse”

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Ranked #6 of 32 things to do in Jupiter
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in Lighthouse Park, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers guided climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The Museum (restored WWII building) exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee and outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keepers Workshop Exhibit, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee. Enjoy shopping our nautical Museum gift shop and check online for our adult and children’s programs, sunset & moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events. Waterfront venue is perfect for nature and boat watching and a picnic lunch! Hiking trail and observation tower are located on the north side of Beach Road. Beaches, restaurants, shopping, playground & watersports are located nearby. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Hours: Open Tues-Sun, (7 days a week Jan-Apr), 10 am – 5 pm, last lighthouse tour.
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this lighthouse in November of 2017. We did not have a reservation- just went to gift shop, purchased tickets and went on tour as it began in 5 minutes. If you have a longer wait before the tour starts, there is a small interesting museum to walk through. This tour requires a guide as the lighthouse is on federal property. The guide provides you with information about the history of the Jupiter lighthouse and the land around - interesting history. The part of the tour we enjoyed the most was climbing to the top of the lighthouse and walking around to see the scenery - just beautiful. The tour lasts about one hour and then you can spend time at the museum.

Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

The Banyan tree is one of the ubiquitous trees of South Florida. The specimen they have here is, quite possibly, the largest one I've seen; perhaps not by mass but the sheer span. My best friend got married under its canopy last week, waterway as a backdrop, red lighthouse a great photo exit point.

Although I cannot speak to the lighthouse property itself, I'd like to return and better explore it.

Thank brazen_one
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

My wife and I traveled about an hour to go to the lighthouse and it was worth it. We had a little trouble finding the pace and we arrived just when a tour was about to start. The tour guide was nice enough to wait while we got our tickets. The tours start on the hour and you must be guided through the park. The tour guide that we had has been doing tours for a number of years and she was very informative. There is more to see on the tour then just the lighthouse and we stayed for the whole presentation.

Thank orangeman13
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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is a beautiful and beautifully preserved landmark on the Florida Coast. The hour-long tour cost $12 for adults, and was very educational. The view from the top of the lighthouse was wonderful! It’s 105 steps to the top, so it’s definitely a workout, but the view is worth it. The tour typically stays at the top of 10 to 15 minutes, so there’s plenty of time to recover. The gift shop is decent, and the museum next to the shop is great! Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Ok, first of all it was way too hot to do this but we we stayed in Jupiter and after having our dose of nightlife we wanted to balance ourselves with history and culture the next day before leaving..
This is a labor of love for the mostly elderly tourguides and we were privy to follow a most knowledgeable and funny one.
Make no mistake, this will turn into a workout climbing the tower and you'll receive a certificate of "survival" upon completion. Kudos to every guide who conducts this at least three times a day!
There is much more to the tour than just the lighthouse and you'll feel like you stepped into another time for awhile.

1  Thank mytravels2011
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