Unlike many lighthouse tours, this historic tour explained more than usual about the region's history, the historic importance of the lighthouse and residents, rainwater harvesting, ecology, and included a visit inside the replica of an original raised lodge constructed by Native Americans of the region. The cottage tour of 19th century home is also interesting. This lighthouse siting itself is located at a highpoint between the intercoastal waterway and the Loxahatchee River, and provides an excellent view of the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse keeper had much to share about invasive species control, river restoration, lighthouse operation, and more, too The landscaping is beautiful and the gift shop is reasonably priced. There are also a few chairs set out to watch yachts drift down the river and the river bridge raise up.