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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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Great Museum..

The loghthouse is the best thing about the island in my opinion. The museum there is most interesting and well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The loghthouse is the best thing about the island in my opinion. The museum there is most interesting and well done.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I would have not even realized that this was the lighthouse unless I was told. Looks more like a beach house. But for a lighthouse they do have a lot of history information to read and a nice gift shop.

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very cool old lighthouse. Lots of mounted fish, shark teeth, shells and pics of the lighthouse history. There is a small gift shop in it also.

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Vashon, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good historical museum of area in a beautifully restored lighthouse. The beach is small, but lovely, with good shelling. Nice, wheelchair accessible ramps make access to a viewpoint easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is the old restored lighthouse itself. It is on the south end of the island at the entrance to Charlotte Harbor. It is in a park at the extreme south end of Gasperilla Island, across from Cayo Costa island. There is a small park parking fee. The museum entrance fee is at your discretion. It is def. worth... More 

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Washington D.C.
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great view of Boca Pass across to Cayo Costa island. South end beach access, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor shower. Lighthouse museum has displays on local wildlife, shell collections, and the railroad and phosphate shopping history of the island and the Gasparilla Inn. No food except soda machines.

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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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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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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