Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksLighthouses
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located in Lighthouse Park, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. Outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keepers Workshop Exhibit, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee. Self-guided tours in English, French, & Spanish are available! Docent led tours are available Tuesday - Friday. Enjoy shopping our gift shop and check online for our adult and kids’s programs, sunset & moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events. Hiking trails and observation tower are located on the north & south side of Beach Road. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Please note: we are closed September 11-22, 2023, for routine maintenance.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • McManus36
    Coconut Creek, Florida169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time-quick trip!
    Lots of history. Beautiful place. Friendly staff. Lots of parking. My son was too short to climb the lighthouse so just my husband and daughter went. I bet in winter getting married under the lighted trees would be enchanting! Gift shop smelt terrible though-mold from the rain maybe?
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2023
  • dgm
    Cocoa, Florida26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the climb
    Well kept lighthouse with a great view. It was a pretty easy climb compared to some lighthouses. Staff was friendly and informative. Not much by way of museum and supporting facilities to see so this was a pretty quick visit. A nice trail to walk near the water.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 4, 2023
  • MGQ
    Buffalo, New York521 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Lighthouse
    If you're a lighthouse buff like me, you'll love this one. It should be easy to find but with the current re-construction of the bridge, it's a little more difficult...just follow the detour signs. It is located in a park way in the back...just keep following the road. Once you're there, it's a lovely park setting and well-run. There is a small shop where you buy your tickets. Upon entering the park, someone in a booth will give you a map and explain everything on the grounds. When you get to the lighthouse, you will have to wait and go up as a group as there can only be so many people in the lighthouse at one time and there isn't room for two-way traffic on the stairs. It's an easy climb and the view is great. The grounds are pretty to walk around and the new dock is nice for viewing the lighthouse and taking pictures. On your way our you'll get a certificate for climbing the lighthouse. It was a nice experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • nowpacking
    Dallas, Texas3,230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jupiter Lighthouse
    Nice parking lot and walk to lighthouse. You buy the tickets in the gift shop before you enter. The staff tried to time the going up and down to avoid crowding on the stairs. Beautiful views but not amazing. The area around the lighthouse is beautifully landscaped. There is a trail down to a dock that probably had a nice view but we skipped it due to rain.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
  • Taylor Engel | South FL Realtor
    Tavernier, Florida122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit!
    Hooked to the top of the re lighthouse. The views are absolutely incredible from the top and well worth the walk up the stairs case. Lots of history and places to learn about the history and building of the light house.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2024
  • Laurie V
    Waynesville, North Carolina198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lighthouse !
    Slight detour around the bridge construction but it was ok. Check in at gift shop. Only $10.00 for seniors or military. The grounds are very nice several buildings to go into. The lighthouse is beautiful. There is a check in at the bottom of the lighthouse to alert the staff at the top how many people are wanting to climb. They work together to make sure everyone passes safely in the narrow spiral staircase. There are 35 steps to get up to the lighthouse then 105 steps to the top. There are 3 platforms inside placed every 25 steps. View is beautiful at the top. Highly recommend climbing if you can. Even if you can't climb the grounds are great to walk around and explore.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 20, 2024
  • FLGIRL
    The Villages, Florida564 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Who doesn’t love a lighthouse?
    Due to the bridge being rebuilt that is right by the lighthouse, the museum wasn’t available for us to see. They had to move everything out and place into storage as the driving of the pilings vibrated the building too much. The gift shop (also where you pay to go on the grounds and up the lighthouse if you so desire) was in a portable building with restrooms that were also portable. The lighthouse view was quite lovely after climbing up the 105 stairs. The breeze helps cool you down too. Seniors get a discount. There is an individual at the top to answer any questions and one at the bottom as well. We enjoyed it.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 8, 2024
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PhoenixCath
Phoenix, AZ108 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
At $12 a head even to get within 100 yards of the place is ridiculous! I can see if you want to go inside, but just to LOOK at it? That's really greedy. A family of 4 that can't afford $48 wouldn't even be permitted to get close to the lighthouse just to See it or take a photo, they'd be turned away. I'm sorry but that straight up sucks! And they're not even nice about it. The lighthouse is nothing special, quite plain looking. The view from up top is nice, but you could see that from the window of any condo in the area. The tiny gift shop has some cute things for kids though. Spend your money elsewhere, this "attraction" and it's unwelcoming caretakers are not worth it!
Written March 12, 2020
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
There were two different museums on the grounds:

Lighthouse museum was a well curated collection of displays packed into a tiny building. From biographies of the Jupiter light keepers, how much light keepers were paid and what they did to the construction and design of the light house it a was very informative.

Main museum (inside an old Naval Building) was next to the gift shop and covered a breadth of subjects from the Seminoles, native Americans, who lived in the area, the life saving rescues and equipment used by the precursor to the Coast Guard, details on the San Miguel Archangel (Spanish wreck) found nearby and its secretive WWII role in hunting U boats.

On the lighthouse grounds:

The Tindall House housed some period furniture and insights into this local family.

Huge grouping of banyan (?) trees provided a nice covered spot to get out of the sun.

The lighthouse itself was accessed via a steep flight of stairs after waiting for the prior visitors to exit. There was approximately 105 steps with three landings inside to take a rest. Once at the top you can peek into the electric lamp but watch your head.

Once outside the aerial views of Jupiter Bay were amazing. I believe the highest vantage point for this part of Florida. The guide pointed out some key sights but also let us know that Jupiter Bay was home to many sports players so one had a high probability of bumping into someone famous while out and about.

Well worth the stop to visit. $12 for adults with discounts for seniors, military and children.
Written October 23, 2021
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Raegan L
Lakeland, FL1,657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Wow is this place awesome, I could not more highly recommend! Going up into the lighthouse is so rad. You are still currently required to wear a mask the whole time, so I was a little worried that it would be absolutely miserable and I would feel like I’m dying a little bit. But, it actually wasn’t too bad climbing up to the top! And they take groups of around 15 people at a time, so you can rest if you want to and you won’t get in anyone’s way. And the view at the top- holy cow, so cool!! Just absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing, there’s something so different about being able to stand at the top of such a large, cool, historic structure and see all around you for miles and miles. There are a lot of other little houses and parts of the museum as well where you can read more about this lighthouse and area. I found it so fascinating how Jupiter used to literally be no mans land out in the middle of nowhere and to then think of what it’s become today, it’s pretty crazy. Such a gorgeous little area, it’s even nice just to sit in the gardens and enjoy the day, definitely come here if you have the chance! It’s an experience not like many others! (They do also have a small gift shop and bathrooms near the lighthouse)
Written December 30, 2020
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waverlywaver
philadelphia, USA4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I read the literature before going, and it sounded like there were expansive gardens and places to walk. But other then some shrubs, not really much of a garden. And you can't really walk anywhere--it's all off limits. Very small footprint where we were allowed. Basically, one path to the lighthouse and back. To make sure you don't enjoy the inlet next to the museum, there is not a single bench or chair on the property facing the water (okay, a couple chairs on the porch of the museum I think? But not the same.) The museum is sweet? But we're talking 15 minutes tops. I picked a beautiful day because i thought I would be taking a beautiful walk. So i was very disappointed in my visit.
Written February 4, 2020
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Keith K
Manchester, TN18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Myself and girlfriends first Lighthouse experience was amazing. Went to one in Jupiter Florida that I had always seen pictures of most of my life either by yearly calendars or pictures. We were amazed at the beauty of the lighthouse and appreciated the volunteers that work there with there friendliness and eagerness to talk about the grounds. Truly a must see when in the area.
Then after up close and personal we went to eat at Jetty's Restaurant across the water from the Lighthouse for dinner and cocktails. The food and the view was absolutely gorgeous. Weather was beautiful a warm and clear evening watching the water and the lighthouse. I would without a doubt Highly recommend the Jupiter Florida Lighthouse and Jetty's for any occasion.
This was truly the experience of a lifetime.
Written January 5, 2020
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reise3
1,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
1860 lighthouse - 34 steps to the base & 105 steps to the top. Small groups were allowed up at one time. There's a knowledgeable, friendly lighthouse docent at the top to answer questions, etc. Great view. We could see the West Palm Beach skyline in the distance & bull sharks in the water below. Admission is $12 for adults & $6 for children ages 6 - 18. Take time to enjoy the view from the shoreline pier as well.
Written July 10, 2022
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whimsytravelers
Columbia, SC221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Super fun visit to the lighthouse in Jupiter. For $12 you get to climb to the top (105 steps to the top) and go to the museum. The grounds is well kept and has a beautiful tree covering the entrance of the lighthouse. The views at the top is 360 degrees of the coast.
Written June 10, 2021
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A3698YVjonc
Hershey, PA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Great visit to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Our group of 8 visited last week and really enjoyed the climb and views ~ We had a beautiful sunny day with clear sky. The volunteers were all very helpful and knowledgeable, sharing interesting facts and keeping everyone spread out to maintain safe distance. Everyone was wearing a mask and it was not too crowded. They also sent us up in small groups that made it nice. Would recommend stopping if you are in the area.
Written October 12, 2020
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junebug187
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The good...awesome views, clear blue water. We even saw a manatee. The grounds were prestine. The bad...As we were enjoying the grounds, waiting for the ticket counter to open, We were rudely approached by an elderly staff member informing us that admission wasn't free? As if we thought we didn't have to pay.The younger guy working the gift shop was very nice and polite. I'm not sure how he can stand working with these old volunteers who seem to be on a power trip. GAIL was probably the single rudest person we had encountered. The younger girl told us all exhibits were open. . When we approached The Village, She literally screamed at us. Leon, who was at the top at the lighthouse was friendly and
informative. Visit for the views, but be prepared for rude staff. The rude volunteers are in serious need of hospitality training.
Written February 11, 2020
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junebug187, Thank you for your honest review. We are absolutely concerned with the professional conduct of all our staff and volunteers and take this very seriously. We apologize for this behavior and will be using it as a hospitality teaching tool for our current staff and volunteers and those in training. We hope the rest of your visit was enjoyable and that this encounter will not stop you from visiting us in the future as we bring more wonderful exhibits to the site. Warmest Regards, Kathleen Glover Director of Marketing & Community Affairs
Written February 12, 2020
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GuyEWood
Fairhope, AL318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Wonderful grounds and location.

Our biggest bummer was that they have limited the museum hours so we missed that part of the facility.

Still, our local friends who were with us assured us that this is a great tour stop so we'll return when the hours are extended again.

That said, even with the facility closed, we were able to walk around the grounds and read a bit about the history of the location.

It's worth a stop.

Onward!
Written September 26, 2020
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