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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter

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The site of one of Florida's tallest lighthouses, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum sits on a hill once mistaken for a Native American burial mound. Completed in 1860, the lighthouse stands 32 m (105 ft) tall, its light visible from as far as 46 km (29 mi) away. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the lighthouse offers tours to the top of its tower for panoramic views of the surrounding area. Before you climb to the top, visit the history museum located in a building used for naval housing during World War II. Be sure you're wearing comfortable shoes before you begin the ascent up the lighthouse's steep stairs. To visit Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum on your holiday in Jupiter, and find out what else Jupiter has to offer, use our Jupiter travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Very knowledgeable staff and a very interesting place to visit. The views from the top of the lighthouse are amazing  more »
  • Me and hubby staying at cocoa beach decided to go a bit further afield to Jupiter lighthouse. We had been to Ponce Deleon a few days prior. Bit surprised to find that we needed a guided tour so we tag...  more »
  • We live very close to the lighthouse, so it is a go-to when we have company. There is a tour and some historical things to see, and the docents do a great job. The walk up the lighthouse is tight, but...  more »
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  • More than just a lighthouse. The museum has a lot of great displays. The gardens on way to lighthouse are very nice. The preserved (yet air conditioned) house is well done. Just don't make the mistake that I did and get you 5-year old excited about climbing up to the top of the lighthouse only to find out that they require 48" or taller. No exceptions...even if very close.
  • My family and I stopped by this museum as we waited for reservations at a nearby restaurant and were very impressed with how succinct but feature-packed the tour was! The staff are knowledge and friendly, and the 105 step hike to the top of the light house is so worth it for the incredible view of the inlet!
  • Would give it a 5-star rating, but the lighthouse was closed due to remodeling. Otherwise great tour, interesting museum, beautiful gift shop, and nice people.
  • Just wonderful. Do a sunset tour if you can. Amazing views, and watching the light work up close is a great. :)
  • The Jupiter Inlet Light is well worth a visit. It is one of the few structures is Southeast Florida that date from a time before the U.S. Civil War. The lighthouse was designed by then Lieutenant George G. Meade who would go on to make a name for himself in that conflict.