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Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beautiful place for a private wedding or engagement pictures

The little chapel could not be more romantic for an engagement proposal, photo shoot, vow renewal... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jill G
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Venice, Florida, United States
While at the beach

Brought family to the beach and we all visited the lighthouse museum. They all loved the views and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
579deborahc
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Rotonda West, Florida
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The beautiful Port Boca Grande Lighthouse sits at the Southern most tip of Gasparilla Island and is located within Gasparilla Island State Park. The oldest building on the island was built in 1890 and saw five Lighthouse Keepers and their families...more
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880 Belcher Rd, Gasparilla Island State Park, Boca Grande, FL 33921
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All reviews lighthouse museum interesting displays gift shop gasparilla island worth a visit ancient times two story nice place to visit southern tip of the island beautiful spot nice stop on display local history south end beach house interesting place state park
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The little chapel could not be more romantic for an engagement proposal, photo shoot, vow renewal or wedding. The beach is beautiful and has great shells and even sharks teeth. Nice bathroom facilities and the light house is very interesting. you might even see an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jill G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I begged my husband to drive all this way from Cape Coral to go see this lighthouse. It took forever with traffic. We finally arrived and what a disappointment. Having seen large and amazing lighthouses in Maine and Cape Cod, this wasn't what I expected....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love that our historic lighthouse that has been here since 1890 is unique. The lighthouse and museum is managed and operated by Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS), which is a 501c3 non-profit organization on the island. Our history and nature museum is full of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought family to the beach and we all visited the lighthouse museum. They all loved the views and the history. Many hands on exhibits and a nice gift shop, where we made a few purchases. This is a great place to bring visitors.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 579deborahc
BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum. We appreciate your support with your purchases/donations as we are a non-profit organization. The proceeds from the sales of our shop help keep the lighthouse museum open to the public as well as supports...More

Reviewed February 10, 2019

This is a small, but interesting museum describing the history of the area, and in particular, the importance of phosphate mining in the early days. It has an impressive collection of shells and artifacts from the area. A small donation is requested but not required...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

We’ve been here many times. Love this lighthouse and the beautiful view it offers. Today the weather was perfect. Sunny, warm and no humidity. If you visit Boca Grande, don’t miss the lighthouse.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lorena7926
BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thank you, Lorna, for your review. It was an amazing day yesterday and so glad you were able to visit the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Requires a small donation. An interesting historical summary as well as lots of information about local shells. Worth a visit and a lovely walk on the beach area outside. Requires transport (golf cart or bike if you are very fit) from the harbor.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you for visiting us at the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. Barrier Island Parks Society is a non-profit organization in Boca Grande, FL and we operate and manage the lighthouse, museum, and gift shop. We hope you enjoyed your visit and thank you...More

Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to the tip of Boca Grande was wonderful. The museum is interesting but what really caught our attention was standing on the boardwalk watching the Dolphins and there were many of them, frolicking in the channel. We spotted the osprey high up in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) is a non-profit organization here in Port Boca Grande and we are here to help inspire, educate, and preserve nature and history, not only through our museum, but our lighthouse climbs, educational programs, and events. We hope you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Imagine Gilligan's Island except everyone is Thurston Howell and Lovie, driving around in golf carts instead of those thatched cars with the wooden wheels Gilligan used to drive them around in. Then make you way to the tip of the island and into one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

What a lovely review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum and hope you are able to visit us again soon. Barrier Island Parks Society is a non-profit organization here in Port Boca Grande and we are here...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

A must see when visiting Boca Grande. Quaint down town shops, and restaurants.of my favorite vacation spots on Gasparilla Island. Don't forget to check out Banyan street!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) is a non-profit organization here in Port Boca Grande and we are here to help inspire, educate, and preserve nature and history, not only through our museum, but our lighthouse climbs, educational programs, and events. We hope you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Wow! What a mueseum with great artifacts & a movie with the history of the boca grande island. Make sure to find & sit on the bench on the gulf side of the mueseum & enjoy the beatiful views of the gulf of mexico.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thomaspaxton43
BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum. We hope you visit again soon.

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Culture10794333353
February 18, 2019|
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Response from SandraE995 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive down. There is a sandy parking lot. You can just walk in. It is very small and informal. I think they ask for a donation. There is also a small shop.
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kathrynd943
April 15, 2017|
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Response from BIPS0060 | Property representative |
There are 15 steps from ground level up to the lighthouse porch. There is an operating elevator on ground level that will also take you up to the porch. The museum and gift shop are located on porch level. I hope that... More
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