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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Jupiter
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in Lighthouse Park, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers guided climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The Museum (restored WWII building) exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee and outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keepers Workshop Exhibit, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee. Enjoy shopping our nautical Museum gift shop and check online for our adult and children’s programs, sunset & moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events. Waterfront venue is perfect for nature and boat watching and a picnic lunch! Hiking trail and observation tower are located on the north side of Beach Road. Beaches, restaurants, shopping, playground & watersports are located nearby. 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. Hours: Open Tues-Sun, (7 days a week Jan-Apr), 10 am – 5 pm, last lighthouse tour.
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We visited the lighthouse during our visit to Florida. The history of this lighthouse is very interesting and educational. Our family enjoyed the tour. The price is acceptable, but not cheap, it's $9 per adult and $5 for kids. One thing to consider is that you must be able to hike up 105 steps inside the lighthouse and may not be good for small children, people with health issues or those with a fear or heights. It is a bit of a workout, too. It is very windy at the top but the view is lovely. The tour is not self guided so you need to go with group and a guide. The grounds are under lock and key so no entering the lighthouse area on your own. Be sure to use the bathroom before you start the tour because there are no facilities near the lighthouse once you go thru the gates. The guides are knowledgable and nice, and the museum is great. The gift shop is a bit overpriced but there is a mix of nice items along with some cheesy junk from china.Overall a very worthwhile trip, no regrets!

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

The lighthouse is on a US coast guard base, so you only get there with the tour. You will be told a little bit about the area and history and they also have a museum you can visit (included in admission price).
I would have liked to explore on my own, that's why I only give 2/5. The admission of $9 is also a bit high for seeing a light house, but is understandable because of the tours they have to do.

1  Thank Hummingfly
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

You are not permitted to carry small children. Once you start up the iron spiral staircase you will see why. It's a bit of a neckbreaker. You can see to the bottom and you can get dizzy going in circles. There are several spots near the top where you must watch your head, even kids, - but once you're up there the view is lovely/terrifying. You're on a metal plating, outside, that slopes down away from the building for drainage. It's also liable to be quite windy that high. Definitely worth it, very scary if afraid of heights. You don't feel strapped-in out there. You might be scared for your small children. All the other reviews are correct, the tour guides are great, its quite informative/interesting.

1  Thank Mal T
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We went to the lighthouse at 10am when it opened. Probably the best time due to the heat and crowds. Our guide was very knowledgable and kept our interest. Highly recommend for families. Once at the top of the lighthouse (105 winding stairs) the views are spectacular

1  Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

I read up before going and knew there was a $9 fee to go inside. It was a guided tour with a volunteer from the community. She was wonderful, so sweet and really seemed to know her history of the lighthouse. One great thing about this verses some other lighthouses you can go see - because you can only go in with a tour guide (the area is locked up near the lighthouse and you can only go in with one of them) it makes for fantastic photos because you don't have a bunch of unknown people in your pictures up and around the lighthouse - I loved that part the most! You also get to go all the way to the top and see the beautiful city of Jupiter from there and what a view it is! It wasn't a difficult climb for me (they do have a rule about little kids going up so check the age of that before heading out with 4 or 5 year olds or younger)...there were other people there that had had knee surgery and made it up fine too - again you might want to check on that as well, it is a narrow and windy staircase that leads to the top). I definitely thought it was worth my time to go visit and see it and would take others back there as well.

1  Thank sdm23669
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