Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lighthouses
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Located in Lighthouse Park, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The Museum (restored WWII building) exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee and outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keepers Workshop Exhibit, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee. Enjoy shopping our nautical Museum gift shop and check online for our adult and children’s programs, sunset & moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events. Waterfront venue is perfect for nature and boat watching and a picnic lunch! Hiking trails and observation tower are located on the north & south side of Beach Road. Beaches, restaurants, shopping, playground & watersports are located nearby. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.
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2-3 hours
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Alex
Charles Town, WV1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Solo
The area is absolutely gorgeous! The staff were excited to tell me all the fun facts and history of the lighthouse and they were very friendly. My only warning is make sure you are physically prepared to climb all the steps, but when you do get to the top it is very worth the hike.
Written 27 January 2022
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vpaylor
Crawfordville, FL73 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
This was our 5th lighthouse that we’ve toured and it didn’t disappoint. We’ll maintained and knowledgeable staff makes it a very worthwhile visit. Due to the rain we didn’t get to check out the grounds like we wanted to but the museum while small was still very informative. Highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area.
Written 5 December 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,458 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
There were two different museums on the grounds:

Lighthouse museum was a well curated collection of displays packed into a tiny building. From biographies of the Jupiter light keepers, how much light keepers were paid and what they did to the construction and design of the light house it a was very informative.

Main museum (inside an old Naval Building) was next to the gift shop and covered a breadth of subjects from the Seminoles, native Americans, who lived in the area, the life saving rescues and equipment used by the precursor to the Coast Guard, details on the San Miguel Archangel (Spanish wreck) found nearby and its secretive WWII role in hunting U boats.

On the lighthouse grounds:

The Tindall House housed some period furniture and insights into this local family.

Huge grouping of banyan (?) trees provided a nice covered spot to get out of the sun.

The lighthouse itself was accessed via a steep flight of stairs after waiting for the prior visitors to exit. There was approximately 105 steps with three landings inside to take a rest. Once at the top you can peek into the electric lamp but watch your head.

Once outside the aerial views of Jupiter Bay were amazing. I believe the highest vantage point for this part of Florida. The guide pointed out some key sights but also let us know that Jupiter Bay was home to many sports players so one had a high probability of bumping into someone famous while out and about.

Well worth the stop to visit. $12 for adults with discounts for seniors, military and children.
Written 23 October 2021
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LoveTravel790431
23 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Very cool experience. 139 steps up to the top. Not a bad hike. Lots of cool historical information and beautiful views once you get to the top. Worth the visit
Written 9 August 2021
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Where-2-go-4-help
West Palm Beach, FL1,538 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Excellent history museum attached to the gift shop. There's a little paved path as you enter the lighthouse grounds that has the light keepers house, a covered hut, a shell rock path leading to the waters edge where you can get a great photo of the lighthouse, and a small but informed history building.

FYI, as you climb the lighthouse the steps are circular and open on the right side. There is a circular handrail on the left side as you climb to the top.

Written 8 August 2021
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Candy M
Zanesville, OH13 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Beautiful setting and views of and around the lighthouse. The guides were friendly and excited to share their knowledge of the lighthouse and area with us.
Written 8 August 2021
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Mon Mon
5 contributions
Jul. 2021
My family enjoyed visiting this fun exhibit after our trip from the beach. The price to enter the lighthouse and see the beautiful attraction was well worth it. The employees were super kind and very sweet. I'll never forget Tom, the cashier at the gift shop. He was such a wonderful person to talk with about the museum. Even when there was a whole line ahead of him, he kept his calm and collective self and took all of them with an optimistic attitude. The employees instructed us clearly on how to climb the lighthouse safely, and we were able to see the fantastic view. The area was beautiful and well-kept.
Written 4 August 2021
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David W
Brownwood, TX461 contributions
Jul. 2021
Been coming to West Palm since the 1960's. Grandmother used to take us to Debois Park for swimming and picnic and always saw the lighthouse. Was great to finally get to climb up. The climb and musuem is well worth the $12. Great info on history of lighthouse and nice gift shop. Staff docents were very nice. This is a must do if in the area. Go early while the weather is cooler and before a crowd forms so you can quickly get up the lighthouse.
Written 26 July 2021
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Cheesegunk
Palm Bay, FL193 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Super fun visit to the lighthouse in Jupiter. For $12 you get to climb to the top (105 steps to the top) and go to the museum. The grounds is well kept and has a beautiful tree covering the entrance of the lighthouse. The views at the top is 360 degrees of the coast.
Written 10 June 2021
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Carly M
Tampa, FL104 contributions
May 2021
Our goal in visiting the area was to see the lighthouse and we were glad we did. It was a very nice lighthouse to climb and the docents were all very nice. It was windy that day but the air current was checked and it was decided that it was safe to climb. The docents were all very nice and knowledgeable. The World War 11 Living quarters was informative and the gift shop was nice. Only thing that I missed in the souvenir shot was being able to buy a lighthouse figurine.
Written 24 May 2021
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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