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Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Address: 80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
Phone Number:
+1 831-648-5716
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Fri - Mon 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.

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Quaint Beautiful Lighthouse

This is the oldest operating lighthouse on the Pacific Coast. I was surprised at how small it is. However, it has been operating since 1855. There is no charge to enter the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Deanna Warnock G
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Ridgeland, MS

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Ridgeland, MS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the oldest operating lighthouse on the Pacific Coast. I was surprised at how small it is. However, it has been operating since 1855. There is no charge to enter the lighthouse, but they do hope for a donation so that they can keep the lighthouse running.

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Thank Deanna Warnock G
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Free admission (donations appreciated). Very friendly staff offering lots of informative history. Was not able to go all the way up to the light but climb the stairs to see the rooms and history. Scenic area.

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Thank Christian H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is well preserved and there is no ticket at that spot. U can donate what you wish to. A family looks after the place and the old lady explains the history well, must have minimum an hour to see all what the place has to offer. Must pay respect to the old ladies and the gentleman who are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the lighthouse and the volunteers are very knowledgeable and very helpful and so friendly they make you laugh I had a great time would have loved to have moved in,they said any time I want to become a volunteer they said I was more than welcome which made you feel really good.

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Groveland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

First, you have to like lighthouses. Having said that, this one is a gem, with great history. The docents are very knowledgeable and the grounds are beautiful. We took our Christmas card photo there.

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Thank pattond49
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Point Pinos Lighthouse was really exceptional. The grounds are immaculate and the docents were helpful and interesting. Each room of the house offers a bit of information and a window into lighthouse keeper life. It is one of the best coastal museum offerings we've seen.

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Thank wearestringers
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Beautiful and historic lighthouse in a very peaceful setting. The furnishings and the history of this lighthouse made this a stop that we would recommend highly.

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Clovis, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Point Pinos is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved lighthouses. It is very easy to access right off the main road and also has a wonderful staff of knowledgeable volunteers to give you the history and make your visit even more memorable. There are a few rooms that have been set up in the style of how they would... More 

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Thank Bluebird823
Odessa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a lovely little lighthouse. Nice ocean views. Wonderful sitting area to relax and take in the scenery.

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West Covina, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, Calif., dates to 1855 and is oldest light on the west coast that’s still in operation. It’s automated, so there’s no lighthouse crew there. Instead volunteer docents share the history of lighthouse with visitors. Though you can’t go up to the light itself, you can take the spiral staircase to the second floor.... More 

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