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Address: Boca Grande, FL
Activities: Getting married
Description: This small, one story building once housed lightkeepers and their...
This small, one story building once housed lightkeepers and their families; now it houses a museum and visitors center.
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My husband and I enjoyed learning about the history of Boca Grande. The museum is small, but is chocked full of information. It is a good place to stop while in Boca Grande,

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed learning about the history of Boca Grande. The museum is small, but is chocked full of information. It is a good place to stop while in Boca Grande,

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a nice little museum and it depicts the history of this particular lighthouse. There is a shell display with labels so you can identify the shells you pick up. It also has a small gift shop.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited the museum while at the beach and we're glad we did. It is not very big of course but worth a visit if you are there. It is set up on stilts so it has a nice view as well.

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Columbia, MD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited the Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum on our day trip to this area. Boca Grande is a lovely little town, and the museum allows you to see what this beautiful place was like in the past.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The lighthouse had very informative exhibits. Diorama's explaining early Calusa Indian settlement as well as sea life and early fishing communities are explained. The view of the pass is great.

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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very well-preserved lighthouse on the southern tip of Boca Grande. Inside is a well-done and informative museum showcasing the history of Boca Grande and the lighthouse. There's a small but well-stocked gift shop as well. The best part, though, is outside the lighthouse. Not just the views of the light from outside, but the surrounding dunes, beach, and ocean. The... More 

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Forsyth, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a quaint (small) museum that is free (suggested donation of $3/adult) after accessing the park ($6/toll and $3/car). The exhibits cover the native Americans, the Spanish and later settlers, including an interesting story about Ponce de Leon, and more recent history, including the railroad, mining and current uses. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very informational place to visit. Lots of history that the time isn't enough. The tour guide was wonderful and knew every question. You really can only do this once before getting bored, so make sure you ask all your questions!

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You will enjoy finding out how important this island was to commerce and growth in the area. This is well cared for and has a beautiful beach to enjoy.

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Nokomis, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Although I'd been to Boca Grande many years ago, I've never visited the lighthouse. So, taking my husband and daughter there was a new experience for all of us. The guides are extremely informative and you get a real understanding of the history and purpose of the light house. We asked about the location of a public restroom and were... More 

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