Admission and Hours
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located on a US Coast Guard base. Visitors are permitted access to the Lighthouse and Lighthouse grounds only on a guided registered tour through the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The admissions desk is located in the Museum gift shop.
Prices are: $9 for adults, $5 children ages 6-18, 5 & under and active US military with ID admitted free. Admission includes Museum exhibits and Lighthouse Tour. Last lighthouse tour at 4pm. Children must be at least 48" tall to climb the Lighthouse. Children under that height may still go on tour but will have to stay with an adult at the deck area of the lighthouse. Prices are subject to change.
For groups of 15+ and school tours click on Group Tour information.
For Group Tour questions call 561-747-8380 x101.
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.
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.
* Closed New Year's Day, Easter, 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
Food & drink, tobacco products, pets, wet clothing, tri-pods,backpacks, drones, selfie sticks or other non-handheld cameras are prohibited on tour or in the museum. Photography is not permitted inside the museum's Seminole exhibit or inside the lens room of the Lighthouse. Tower-top tour restrictions: climbers must be 48” or taller, no spike heeled shoes. Persons climbing the tower should be in good health and do so at their own discretion.For general information call 561-747-8380 x101.
Handicapped parking is available with wheelchair ramp access to the Museum & Gift Shop. Once registration has been completed in the gift shop, the visitor may access the museum with exhibits and a short video on the history of the lighthouse featuring the sweeping views of landscape.
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.
The deck is wheelchair accessible and provides access 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, staff will provide non-climbing visitors remaining at the shaded deck materials describing the tower top view.
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 LENS Educational Programs including, Hike Through History, Lighthouse Lectures, Lighthouse Story Time for Kids, Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club, Tales from the Archives, Twilight Yoga at the Light, Sunset & Moonrise Tours and Weddings & Special Events.
The Hiking Trial 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.
Shortcut to Map & Directions Click Here
The DuBois Pioneer Home in DuBois Park was closed in 2008 for renovations by Palm Beach County. The home is currently owned and operated by PBC Parks & Recreation. For DuBois Home and Park information, call 561-966-6600.
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.