Safety & AccessibilityEvents and experiences at the Lighthouse
For Your Safety & Historic Preservation
We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all guests. We ask that you please refrain from bringing the following prohibited items to the Lighthouse & grounds:
- Tri-pods, drones, selfie sticks, camera/video equipment, or other non-handheld cameras
- 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 or 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!
- Spiked heals & sports cleats. Climbers must wear shoes and may not climb bare-footed or in socks.
- Food & drink, picnic lunches, coolers, & chairs are permitted behind the museum only. As of 2022, please note that US 1 Bridge construction is active and the waterfront area next to the bridge may be closed periodically for public safety during construction.
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. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to climb the Lighthouse. The tower climb is strenuous: persons with health considerations do so at their own discretion and risk. 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.
Free parking near the entrance is accessible. A wheelchair ramp accesses the Admissions & Gift Shop facility and grounds restrooms are accessible.
Once registration has been completed at the admissions, the visitor may access the grounds. A wide brick pathway winds around the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Seminole Chickee and Native American Kiosks. A ramp equipped with handrails provides access to the Tindall Pioneer Homestead exhibit.
A base tour to the Lighthouse tower is available and the distance of the path leading from the admissions 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 Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse tower. From the deck, there are 34 steps up a hill leading to the base of the Lighthouse 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. The indoors Keepers Workshop exhibit, provides interactive exhibits about the Lighthouse and the Keepers.
The museum building & exhibit Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee is currently closed in preparation for US 1 Bridge construction.
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.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, managing partner in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.
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