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Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

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Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

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Canadian22madison wrote a review Mar 2020
Brantford, Canada22 contributions1 helpful vote
I didn't go in the museum because it was closed. I did a walk around the area which was nice. I also walked around the centre of Boca Grande which was very nice. With the amount of money floating around the area I found most people to be down to earth, especially the elderly. Had a fish snack and ice cream. Delicious.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum
Responded Jul 7, 2020
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we had to close effective March 13, 2020. We have a lovely nature and history museum that Barrier Island Parks Society opened in 1999, and a gift shop. We offer lighthouse climbs during season as well as educational programs. We are still closed due to Covid-19, but we hope that you will follow us on facebook and/or visit our website for updates on re-opening and you are able to visit us again.
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Stanley L wrote a review Mar 2020
21 contributions5 helpful votes
Not worth the visit and the lighthouse is really used more for special events like weddings. There was a reception there when we visited.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum
Responded Jul 7, 2020
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we had to close effective March 13, 2020. So, you just missed us. We have a lovely nature and history museum and a gift shop. Barrier Island Parks Society opened the museum in 1999 and we continually are growing our educational programs in the museum. We also offer climbs to the top during season. As of this date, July 7, 2020, we are still closed. Please visit us on our website or facebook page for updates on when we will re-open. I hope you are able to visit us again.
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Tom T wrote a review Mar 2020
30 contributions6 helpful votes
If you’re even mildly interested in the history of Boca grande you will be amazed at the amount of information and insight this stop will provide. Plus the volunteers are well informed and interesting. If you want you can even climb the stairs to the top of this historic light house. A great stop.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you for visiting our historic lighthouse and museum. We hope you enjoyed your time here. Our lantern room is open to climb on Friday's from 11am to 3pm, November to April. We hope you visit us again soon.
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Marie B wrote a review Feb 2020
24 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed both lighthouses on the island. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. The skeletal lighthouse was open the day we visited but the museum light was not. I wish more volunteers were available so we could have climbed both towers.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you for visiting our lighthouses. We have specific days of the week when we open the lighthouses to climb. These dates/hours can be found on our website @ Barrier Island Parks Society .org - thank you again for visiting and we hope you enjoyed your visit.
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slm583 wrote a review Feb 2020
Colchester, Illinois27 contributions2 helpful votes
This museum was a highlight of our trip! Very well designed and displayed exhibits of a really interesting history on this small island! Must say a very sad history for the Calusa Indians who's 1500 year civilization was destroyed by the Spanish. Docents welcoming and helpful too
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum. We are glad you enjoyed the museum and hope you can visit us again.
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