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Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Address: 80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
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+1 831-648-5716
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fri - Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.

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Visit the Oldest Continually Operating Lighthouse on the Calfornia Coast for Free!

Point Pinos Lighthouse and the adjacent point park are worth a visit. This is the northwest point of the Monterey Peninsula. The lighthouse is open to exploration for free! A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RoadTripper516
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Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Point Pinos Lighthouse and the adjacent point park are worth a visit. This is the northwest point of the Monterey Peninsula. The lighthouse is open to exploration for free! A very picturesque viewpoint of the Pacific. Beautiful!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Light house visit was free with a donation being appreciated There were dedicated people arlund who were very friendly and eager to tell you of the history and operation of the light house

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littleton, colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am temporarily working out here. My sister came to visit so we went for a self- guided tour here. It us historic and charming. It also has great grounds and a gift shop area. Worth the time !

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to see the oldest continually operating lighthouse on the Pacific. It is postcard pretty. We missed the open hours and had to be satisfied with taking pics from afar. Next time we go in. No admission, but they ask for donations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Pacific Grove many times, but this was my first trip to the lighthouse. Well worth the time--several very knowledgeable volunteers provided wonderful info and insights into the history of the lighthouse and the life of the keepers. Fun to actually go inside of a light-house residence, learn about the lenses, challenges of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Officially owned by the Town of Pacific Grove, the Point Pinos Lighthouse is operated and maintained by the United States Coast Guard. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, it is only opened, for 3-4 hours per day in the early afternoons, with a great history of it's own, it has been operating since the 1800's, continuously and boasts the fact, of... More 

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Ridgeland, MS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest operating lighthouse on the Pacific Coast. I was surprised at how small it is. However, it has been operating since 1855. There is no charge to enter the lighthouse, but they do hope for a donation so that they can keep the lighthouse running.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free admission (donations appreciated). Very friendly staff offering lots of informative history. Was not able to go all the way up to the light but climb the stairs to see the rooms and history. Scenic area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The place is well preserved and there is no ticket at that spot. U can donate what you wish to. A family looks after the place and the old lady explains the history well, must have minimum an hour to see all what the place has to offer. Must pay respect to the old ladies and the gentleman who are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Loved the lighthouse and the volunteers are very knowledgeable and very helpful and so friendly they make you laugh I had a great time would have loved to have moved in,they said any time I want to become a volunteer they said I was more than welcome which made you feel really good.

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