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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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  • We certainly were disappointed when we went to visit the Jupiter lighthouse and visitor center. First, we were disappointed that you could'nt see the lighthouse unless you took the pricey guided tour....  more »
  • Nice quick tour of local Jupiter. You can wander Down near inlet and around park area. Definitely make the climb to the top it's worth the climb for the view of the ocean.  more »
  • Loads of local history here. The Jupiter Inlet is most beautiful and a great place to just relax. Trip to top not that exhausting. A landing every 25 steps and just around 100 to the top. Great views....  more »
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  • The lighthouse is beautiful and so is the landscaping. The trees, banana trees, wild coffee plants, and pineapple plants were all very interesting but the tour is very rushed. You only have 30 minutes to walk up the hill to the light house, climb up and down, then tour the other houses/buildings. For 12$ a person I just expected to have the option to read everything and enjoy the area a little more. Our guide didn't seem to know very much information about anything and even have out incorrect information to other memebers of our tour. The museum is mediocre at best but I still felt like it was worth it just to see the light house with my wife for the first time because the light house and view of the bay and surrounding area was great.
  • 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.
  • A good tour with a knowledgeable guide. I really feel like I learned a lot about my County and country's history...
  • 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.
  • 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!

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