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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter

Categories: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • This place is great> My friend got married here. It is beautiful. Children are welcome. Fishing is good here too 
  • One can not afford to miss Jupiter Lighthouse and the museum. An incredible lighthouse where you can take the long stairhouse to the top and see for miles... 
  • Nice big gift shop at this site. Located in old WWII building. The lighthouse was not open the day we were there. But it looks pretty outside. 
  • 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.
  • The history of the lighthouse is pretty neat. The museum is really well done, and nice place to spend the afternoon. However, I strongly recommend having picnic in the area, as there is not much else to do here. Definitely, more suited for teens than for small children.
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