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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301
+1 386-761-1821
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The views are worth the climb!

We visited the lighthouse kind of on a whim during our time in Daytona. We were so glad we did... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rebren
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Indiana
An enjoyable visit!

This was our second time visiting the lighthouse and grounds. It's very enjoyable... even if we are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mindy A
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clarksville, IN
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301
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+1 386-761-1821
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the lighthouse kind of on a whim during our time in Daytona. We were so glad we did! The museum and grounds were interesting and well maintained. The lighthouse itself was beautiful. The stairs weren't too challenging although if you're afraid of heights...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second time visiting the lighthouse and grounds. It's very enjoyable... even if we are sore from the lighthouse climb! The exhibits are very interesting and the view from the top of the lighthouse is AMAZING. It's a nice break from the beach...More

Thank Mindy A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I grew up in the Daytona Beach area. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse was always a rich, historical reminder of the areas history long before Daytona Speedway, Disney World, or even electricity and paved roads. Yet, despite all this, I just admired my favorite childhood memory...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a nice piece of history. You can climb to the lighthouse and look out for miles around the area. It’s about $7 a person to get onto the grounds. Then you can take all the photo’s or whatever you like. It’s just...More

Thank Davin D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse has an amazing view of Ponce Inlet, Daytona Shores, and New Smyrna Beach; it's definitely worth the climb. The surrounding buildings have been turned into a museum focusing on the lives of the lighthouse keepers and lens technology. Would recommend visiting on a...More

Thank AJOhio
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I will admit, I was too afraid of heights to make it to the top but the rest of my family did and they loved the view! I made it to about 30 feet from the top but I'm just really scared of heights so...More

Thank heatherpickett0814
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really great restored lighthouse. Lots of historical artifacts to view and photo history. We spent about 3 hours and did the short hikes. It was warm outside but many buildings are now air conditioned.

Thank Kenneth C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this during a week long 12 lighthouse stop through Fl. We were very pleased with our experience and it was one of our favorite stops. The staff was great and the grounds were immaculate. It is well worth the visit.

Thank Douglas M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any lighthouse is going to be daunting going upto the top with those tiny little stairs, but we made it and the view was breathtaking. Low fees to get in. Well worth it.

Thank brinabrauny
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ponce Inlet lighthouse is discriminatory towards babies. We were told we couldn’t bring in our diaper bag because it is a backpack. ((Almost everyone has diaper bag backpacks now)). When we explained the diaper bag had breastmilk in it we were told we could carry...More

Thank Victoria O
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Mbennett1969, Manager at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Victoria, Please see our response to your concerns on Facebook.

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benal58
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Mbennett1969 | Property representative |
Benal58, No there is not although we do have an wheel chair lift in our lens exhibit building that will take you up to the second floor observation platform where a mural of the south facing view from the top of the... More
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saratheeuws
February 28, 2017|
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Response from PonceLighthouse | Property representative |
Yes, no extra charges either. Upper and lower lots with room for every type of vehicle from motorcycles to buses.
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galgamacsa
July 21, 2016|
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Response from maspain2112 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My 3 & 11 year old did it.
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