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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
Phone Number: (386) 761-1821
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Description: This lighthouse will take your breath away. Is it the gorgeous view, the...
This lighthouse will take your breath away. Is it the gorgeous view, the 175 foot long climb, or the romance of it all?
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Fun to visit the area and see the lighthouse and have a picnic or go to hidden treasures. We have not climbed it in a few years but I believe you still can.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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East Granby, Connecticut
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East Granby, Connecticut
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Fun to visit the area and see the lighthouse and have a picnic or go to hidden treasures. We have not climbed it in a few years but I believe you still can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing! I'm from a land locked state, and the history lesson here is sooooo worth your time. Admission is totally affordable, and the whole family (kids 7 and 9) made it all the way to the top of the light house with no issues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Ponce inlet is like old Florida should be. Laid back with not much traffic and a lot of fishing and surfing. Ponce inlet lighthouse is a very beautiful area but be warned if you make the climb, it is not as easy as you may think. Take your time and go slow. Nearby there are many nice seafood restaurants on... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place to visit with a lot of history. Climbed half way up the winding staircase inside the lighthouse but too much for me. Several of my friends made it to the top and said the view was fantastic. The guides are volunteer s and very knowledgeable of the history. Good for school age children and anyone that... More 

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Central Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really there isn't much more to say about this attraction that already hasn't been mentioned. We really enjoyed this piece of Florida history and for $5 you really can't beat it. The view is well worth the climb up the stairs. On the particular day we were there, AFTER we got to see the views from atop, the fog rolled... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You can't get much these days for $5 and at this place, you can walk up the tallest lighthouse in Florida and tour museums around it. A must do if in the area! I will admit I was a little winded and scared both going up and down, but that is what makes it exciting! Once at the top it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were in St. Augustine and wanted to see the lighthouse but the cost of it seemed so unreasonable. We then decided to go see this place and for less than $20, this family of 5 spent hours learning about the life of a lighthouse keeper and those that worked there. Their lives and families. The hardships and the honor... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This, like many American museums, is a well planned, informative, and interesting attraction- good for all ages. It provides through film, first hand experiences- ie walking up the lighthouse spiral staircase and seeing for yourselves how the lighthouse keepers and their families lived- and lots of written information a really good insight into the history and science of lighthouses for... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Only 5$ to get in and although it is now preserved to a very high standard and the grounds are pristine, it's easy to forget how difficult it must have been back in the late 1800's. You do feel like you're going back in time when going through the 3 house keeper dwellings and the associated exhibits. They even have... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

As a retired member of the U.S.C.G. I visit every lighthouse I come across. Not because of that fact but because they play such an integral part of our maritime history. PI is an outstanding example of a ATON display that is informative and appeals to all ages. The climb to the top is very doable for most and offers... More 

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