Safety & Accessibility

Events and experiences at the Lighthouse

For Your Safety & Historic Preservation

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 to the Lighthouse & Museum:

  • Tri-pods, drones, selfie sticks, camera/video equipment, or other non-handheld camera/s
  • Backpacks, large bags or purses larger than 11″ x 11″
  • Firearms, knives, or other weapons
  • Fires, grills, shovels or digging tools, metal detectors
  • Alcohol, Smoking & Tobacco products
  • Sporting equipment, boats (there is no boat launch or shore anchoring)
  • Wet clothing, Pets are not permitted in Lighthouse Park-please do not leave your animals in a vehicle
  • Food & drink, picnic lunches, coolers & chairs are permitted behind the Museum only

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 bare feet are permitted on tour. The tower climb is strenuous: persons with health considerations do so at their own discretion. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any intoxicated person for any Lighthouse tour.

Please be aware that all Lighthouses are not owned and operated in the same manner. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is located in Lighthouse Park on both Town and Federal Property, and is a federally designated “Outstanding Natural Area”. Each park complies with local, state and federal rules.

The Lighthouse is part of an Outstanding Natural Area and wild animals, fowl and reptiles may be present, including: lizards, snakes, birds, foxes, squirrels and gopher tortoise. Please do not feed wild animals and be mindful of your children.

Please keep valuable items locked and out of site in your vehicle. If you notice any suspicious unattended items, parcels or bags, please inform the Gift Shop staff.

Accessibility Details

Parking with a 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 guide 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.

Pets and therapy dogs are not permitted in Lighthouse Park, in the Museum or on Tour.

Trained Service Animals are permitted on tour and in the Museum. A service animal is one trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. However, because of safety issues for the animal and handler, animals are not permitted to ascend the Lighthouse Tower. Service Animals should remain on a leash or harness at all times and remain under the handler’s control. Staff and Volunteers are not permitted to take control of a service animal.

For general information or specific inquiries about your visit call 561-747-8380 x101.