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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301
+1 386-761-1821
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Perfect family activity

A wonderful family activity. The kids loved going up the lighthouse. Tons of educational... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy T
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dnnellon, fl
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A very nice park. The brick lighthouse is 175 feet tall and if you can climb 203 steps, you can see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glenda C
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Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. Maintained and operated by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, this beautiful facility represents one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the nation today. Visitors will agree that the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers a treasure-trove of sights, sounds, and experiences for young and old alike.
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  • Average4%
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Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301
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+1 386-761-1821
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful family activity. The kids loved going up the lighthouse. Tons of educational information at every turn. Reasonably priced as well which is a plus for a family with 4 kids.

Thank Wendy T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very nice park. The brick lighthouse is 175 feet tall and if you can climb 203 steps, you can see the view from the top. Unique gifts at the museum gift shop. Right around the corner is the marine science building. A great way...More

Thank Glenda C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once you make it to the balcony the views and fresh air make it all worth while! A must see if you are physically able to walk the seemingly endless flights of stairs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the historical self-guided tour and especially the climb (203) steps to the top of the lighthouse. The views were breathtaking... well worth the climb if you can do it!!! Don't miss a visit to the lighthouse when you are in the area!!!

Thank RamblerCoach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love lighthouses or even if you don’t this is a great must see attraction. It is rare to be able to actually climb to the top of a lighthouse and walk around the outside. The view, after climbing 203 steps, was absolutely amazing!...More

Thank Shelley H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see attraction, they have done an outstanding job with this historical landmark. Not only do you get a full tour of the lighthouse, they also have buildings that provide historical information with former latterns, videos and photos related to the lighthouse....More

Thank MrFino
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ponce Inlet lighthouse is seriously taken care of! The lighthouse society is AWESOME. The climb to the top is quick, I think around two hundred steps. I’d love a quarter for every time we have climbed this baby! The little shop is precious and...More

Thank lorifromtheatl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on the crowds, getting to the top and back down again can take a bit of time as you wait for other people, but it is a very cool view from the top. On the grounds there are several houses previously occupied by the...More

Thank TDNY
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Mbennett1969, Manager at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

TDNY, I am glad to hear you found the lighthouse and museum so enjoyable. It does get busy from time to time especially during local events like BikeWeek and holidays. Under normal circumstances there is no wait to climb. Try coming when we open at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to the lighthouse is beautiful. It is worth the visit for sure. The grounds and lighthouse are well maintained and the historical value of the site is significant. You can see what life was like raising a family here with their costumes, living...More

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Ponce Inlet and it has a great little beach that our kids loved! If you are feeling adventurous you can climb the many many stairs to the top of the light house for a fee. A great little gift shop as well!

Thank Rebecca I
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benal58
22 February 2018|
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Response from Mbennett1969 | Property representative |
Benal58, No there is not although we do have an wheel chair lift in our lens exhibit building that will take you up to the second floor observation platform where a mural of the south facing view from the top of the... More
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saratheeuws
28 February 2017|
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Response from PonceLighthouse | Property representative |
Yes, no extra charges either. Upper and lower lots with room for every type of vehicle from motorcycles to buses.
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galgamacsa
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Response from maspain2112 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My 3 & 11 year old did it.
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