Admission and Hours
National Day of Service and Remembrance, Sept 11. 2016
Free admission to all active duty Police, Sheriff Dept., Fire-Rescue and US Military and their families. Please present ID at admissions desk.
October 3-16 Lighthouse Tower Closing for Annual Preservation Work
Tours will be conducted to the Lighthouse Deck area only (no climbing) and are half-priced.
Visitors are permitted access to the Lighthouse and Lighthouse grounds on a guided registered tour only through the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Admission desk is located in the Museum gift shop.
Prices are: $10 for adults, $5 children ages 6-18. Free: Children ages 5 & under, Lighthouse Members, & Active US Military and their immediate families with ID. Regular admission includes Museum exhibits and Lighthouse Guided Tour. Last lighthouse tour at 4pm. Prices are subject to change.
Children must be at least 48" tall to climb the Lighthouse and must climb under their own power. Carrying a child is not permitted in the tower. Children under that height may still go on tour but will have to stay with an adult at the deck area of the Lighthouse.
For groups of 15+ and school tours click on Group Tour information.
For Group Tour questions call 561-747-8380 x101.
Jan-Apr: Open 7 Days
May-Dec: Tuesday-Sunday, closed Mondays
10am-5pm, last lighthouse tour at 4pm, please allow 2 hours to visit site and trail. Tours leave approximately every 30-40 minutes throughout the day.
Lighthouse Tower Closings: October 2-15 for Annual Preservation Work- Tours will be conducted to the Lighthouse Deck area only.
* Closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. Periodically we may close early due to events. Hours are subject to change. Please visit our Calendar of Events for specific programs & holiday hours and early closings.
For Your Safety
We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all guests. To do so, we ask that you please refrain from bringing the following prohibited items the Lighthouse & Museum:
Food & drink, tobacco products, pets, wet clothing, tri-pods,backpacks-large bags- or purses (no larger than 11"x11"), drones, selfie sticks or other non-handheld cameras are prohibited on lighthouse tour or in the museum. Photography is not permitted inside the museum's Seminole exhibit or inside the lens room of the Lighthouse.
For your safety, all persons must be able to climb unassisted and may not be carried up the Lighthouse tower. Children must be 48” or taller, no spike heeled shoes or barefeet. The tower climb is strenuous: persons with health considerations do so at their own discretion.
Please be aware that the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located on Town & Federal Property is in located in the federally designated "Outstanding Natural Area" and each park complies with local, state and federal rules. Pets, fires/grills, drones or aerial craft are not permitted anywhere in the park. For general information call 561-747-8380 x101.
Parking, wheelchair ramp accessing the Museum & Gift Shop/Admissions and restrooms in the Museum building are accessible.
Once registration has been completed in the gift shop, the visitor may access the museum with exhibits and a short narrated video on the history of the lighthouse featuring the sweeping views of landscape. Regular and large print exhibit guide books are available at the Museum front desk and must be returned at the end of your museum exhibit visit.
A base tour to the Lighthouse tower is available and the distance of the path leading from the museum to the Lighthouse deck is approximately one-quarter of a mile. A Lighthouse Tour guide book is available for non-climbers at the admissions desk. These guides books are provided for use during the tour and must be returned to the admissions desk at the end of the Lighthouse Tour.
The deck is wheelchair accessible and provides access to view the Keepers’ Workshop, Banyan Tree, Cistern and view of the Jupiter Inlet and Lighthouse grounds. However, the light station is an historic site and certain areas are accessible only by stairs, including the tower. There are 34 steps up a hill leading to the base of the tower. Upon request at the registration desk, materials describing the climb and tower top views will be provided to non-climbing visitors who choose to remain at the shaded deck .
A ramp equipped with handrails access the Tindall Pioneer Homestead exhibit.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII Naval housing building offers its local history exhibit, Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Outdoor exhibits include the Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Seminole Chickee. Also available are a museum store featuring lighthouse merchandise, books, clothing and fine gifts and Lighthouse Fudge. The Lighthouse & Museum offers educational programs including, Hike Through History, Lighthouse Lectures, Lighthouse Story Time for Kids, Tales from the Archives, Twilight Yoga at the Light, Sunset & Moonrise Tours and Weddings & Special Events.
The Hiking Trail on the north side of Beach Rd. meanders through Florida Scrub habitat and leads to an observation tower overlooking a quiet manatee refuge surrounded by red mangroves. Visitors are encourage to bring their cameras and binoculars for exceptional flora and fauna sightings. The Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the federally designated Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area in the National Landscape Conservation System.
Please note that Pets, Grills & Motorized Water Craft are not permitted in Lighthouse Park.
Click on Calendar of Events tab for events & program information.
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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and partner in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, National Conservation Lands, Bureau of Land Management.