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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: +1 386-761-1821
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Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. Maintained and...

Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. Maintained and operated by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, this beautiful facility represents one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the nation today. Visitors will agree that the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers a treasure-trove of sights, sounds, and experiences for young and old alike.

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Choosing to visit this attraction was a hit with our group. The Executive Summary There are many interesting buildings and exhibits, plus a full gift shop. The lighthouse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lake Helen, Florida
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Lake Helen, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Choosing to visit this attraction was a hit with our group. The Executive Summary There are many interesting buildings and exhibits, plus a full gift shop. The lighthouse is, of course, the main attraction, but you can still have a good time even if you choose not to make the climb up to the top. The Rest of the Story... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoy a lovely view from high above the Daytona beach at this lovely lighthouse! Many stairs be careful I did witness a few people become ill due to heat, exhaustion, and height.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All museum building are air conditioned, except the lighthouse which has nearly 16 flights of stairs to climb. Once you get to the top, you can see the Indian River and beach, and it is beautiful. The lighthouse is functional, and the very tippy top room is closed off.

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Hiram, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here twice in three years kids loved the challenge to get to the top. Great historical place. Recommend heavy bug spray on the nature trail.

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Monroe, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a last minute decision. Big mistake. Had 4 van loads of daycare field trip kids. Still an enjoyable time climbing to the top. But it was very crowded. Both in the gift shop & in the lighthouse. Staff was overwhelmed. If you have a large party, may want to check ahead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like historical locations then I would definitely recommend doing this even if you don't climb the lighthouse. Just know that it is a very steep climb and someone with medical problems or knee problems may not be physically able to do this.

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Logansport, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living in Indiana, we don't see lighthouses! Visiting this beautifully kept historical landmark is always fascinating to my family and I. We've been here 3 times and will continue to return in the future as it has not only beauty once you reach the top and see the awesome view, but also so much informative history to learn. The price... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the lens from the Cape Canaveral lighthouse on display at the Ponce Islet Lighthouse and it is huge. This entire complex is so well-maintained. There must be six buildings you can enter and the all have been beautifully restored. If you are a fan of lighthouses the building that houses all the different lens that were used before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked up a brochure and realized this lighthouse was very close by so we decided to check it out. It was such a good decision! The view from the top of the lighthouse is magnificent!! It was a wonderfully restored park. So glad we went.

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Henderson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a kid who grew up in Central Florida, some of my earliest childhood memories include visits to the lighthouse. I remember what it was before the preservation folks stepped in and rescued this fading beauty. Today, she stands tall and proud, and it does my heart good to see this landmark around to educate more generations of visitors.

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