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Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Requires a small donation. An interesting historical summary as well as lots of information about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SanibelGirl6033
YEARS OF LIGHTING THE WAY FOR THE PAST AND FUTURE ON THIS ISLAND

Imagine Gilligan's Island except everyone is Thurston Howell and Lovie, driving around in golf... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
B SHAWN C
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Englewood, Florida
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The beautiful Port Boca Grande Lighthouse sits at the Southern most tip of Gasparilla Island and is located within Gasparilla Island State Park. The oldest building on the island was built in 1890 and saw five Lighthouse Keepers and their families...more
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880 Belcher Rd, Gasparilla Island State Park, Boca Grande, FL 33921
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All reviews lighthouse museum interesting displays gift shop gasparilla island ancient times two story nice place to visit southern tip of the island nice stop on display local history beach house south end interesting place strong currents state park island history
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Requires a small donation. An interesting historical summary as well as lots of information about local shells. Worth a visit and a lovely walk on the beach area outside. Requires transport (golf cart or bike if you are very fit) from the harbor.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us at the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. Barrier Island Parks Society is a non-profit organization in Boca Grande, FL and we operate and manage the lighthouse, museum, and gift shop. We hope you enjoyed your visit and thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the tip of Boca Grande was wonderful. The museum is interesting but what really caught our attention was standing on the boardwalk watching the Dolphins and there were many of them, frolicking in the channel. We spotted the osprey high up in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) is a non-profit organization here in Port Boca Grande and we are here to help inspire, educate, and preserve nature and history, not only through our museum, but our lighthouse climbs, educational programs, and events. We hope you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Imagine Gilligan's Island except everyone is Thurston Howell and Lovie, driving around in golf carts instead of those thatched cars with the wooden wheels Gilligan used to drive them around in. Then make you way to the tip of the island and into one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum and hope you are able to visit us again soon. Barrier Island Parks Society is a non-profit organization here in Port Boca Grande and we are here...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

A must see when visiting Boca Grande. Quaint down town shops, and restaurants.of my favorite vacation spots on Gasparilla Island. Don't forget to check out Banyan street!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) is a non-profit organization here in Port Boca Grande and we are here to help inspire, educate, and preserve nature and history, not only through our museum, but our lighthouse climbs, educational programs, and events. We hope you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wow! What a mueseum with great artifacts & a movie with the history of the boca grande island. Make sure to find & sit on the bench on the gulf side of the mueseum & enjoy the beatiful views of the gulf of mexico.

Date of experience: May 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum. We hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 13 July 2018

My wife and I along with our friends were visiting the beach area there and they have a Lighthouse museum there. The first time we went there it was close, but the second time we went there it was open. Very interesting place to check...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for visiting our historic lighthouse museum and gift shop. We hope you enjoyed your visit and come back soon!

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing museum that was full of Boca Grande history. We enjoyed chatting with the volunteers who run this museum and loved the gift shop. Great views and photo ops from the outside porch.

Date of experience: July 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop. We hope you had a wonderful time and that you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 26 May 2018

We visited this Lighthouse on the last weekend of April, because this was the yearly Lighthouse tour. We were able to go inside and climb the 40 stairs to the top and climb out a window and take in the view. The beach here is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) is a non-profit organization here in Port Boca Grande and we are here to help inspire, educate, and preserve nature and history, not only through our museum, but our lighthouse climbs, educational programs, and events. We are so glad you...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Fun and beautiful location. Take the time to visit. We even saw manatees near the shore. Nice break in the pool beach routine.

Date of experience: May 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. We hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 17 May 2018

A fun stop and interesting history that is documented in their museum. Nice little gift shop and fun to watched the fishing boats rock and roll in a big fishing area on the point.

Date of experience: May 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

We appreciate you visiting us at the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop. We hope you enjoyed it and will visit us again soon!

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kathrynd943
16 April 2017|
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There are 15 steps from ground level up to the lighthouse porch. There is an operating elevator on ground level that will also take you up to the porch. The museum and gift shop are located on porch level. I hope that... More
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