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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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  • What can you say about a trip back in time. The history of this site goes back 5000 years. The guides are knowledgeable and the view from the top of the light is unparalleled. The Lighthouse lens is a...  more »
  • You really need to visit the top of the lighthouse to get a "birds eye" view of the area. The climb up is a little taxing but my 77 year old bones made it and I knew the trip down would be a breeze. T...  more »
  • The Jupiter light is a great place to visit and the view from the top of the light house is outstanding. The facility is also very interesting in that it was previously a bachelor officers barracks fo...  more »
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  • We happened to run into the lighthouse and museum on a "let's get lost and explore" drive. The museum is small but full of great info. Take the tour of the lighthouse. It's well worth the $10 for adults $5 for kids. We learned so much, and got some exercise. Best part is the kids had a great time too. Views from the top of the lighthouse are spectacular!
  • Would have been a great place to see, I'm sure. We made a two hour trip just to see it only to be told three year olds can't go up. For days my son wanted to see his first light house and we had to walk right back out of the ticket office. Imagine the tears. I hate being patronized as if I can't take care of my own kids. I think you need to let a grown man make his own decision if he considers his child to be able to walk up a couple of stairs.
  • After driving for half the Day we pulled into Lighthouse parking lot and found out we had only 10 minuets till the museum would close. The keeper of the museum took us to a clearing where we could get some pictures, we thanked him. Although we didn't spend as much time as we would have liked, it wont sop us from making a return Trip. "Its light seemed brighter to twinkle, As if from passing ships It heard the benedictions Fall from the sailors' lips.And it seem'd to tell me the secret That gave it power to win The trust of the anxious seamen— Its light shone from within" Rowland Brown,
  • Great Museum at the bottom. They decorate for the holidays. One of the few light houses I have seen that is a solid red color. Great restaurant directly across water channel with spectacular view.
  • You can't see the lighthouse unless you take a tour. The tour was fairly long and if you have somebody who doesn't want to climb to the top then they have to wait around inside an enclosed area until the tour is over. Beautiful location.