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“Beautiful lighthouse, interesting history, not ADA friendly”

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Ranked #2 of 56 things to do in Jupiter
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Owner description: The fourth tallest lighthouse in Florida.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Beautiful lighthouse, interesting history, not ADA friendly”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We visited the Jupiter Lighthouse to pick up another picture to add to my wife's lighthouse collection. I would have gone on a tour but the facility is not that friendly to persons with disabilities. Of course it would be impossible to provide access to the top of the lighthouse, but the ticket area is several hundred yards from the lighthouse and there appears to be no way to visit it without a strenuous walk.

Visited April 2014
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“Well worth the visit!!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had a wonderful, informative visit to the Jupiter Lighthouse!! The guided tour, which is required if you want to visit, was very educational. They give you more than just the story of the lighthouse, they tell you all of the history leading up to the building of the structure. Very interesting about the Seminole Indians, WW II, etc. There is a climb to the top, which is 105 steps. Wear a visor, as some of the walk is in the sun.

Visited April 2014
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“A real rtreasure of Jupiter”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We have visited the lighthouse and museum a number of times since we have lived in Jupiter. Never had a bad visit. Docents are wonderful people who volunteer their time to give very educational tours of the ground and the lighthouse. The museum is wonderful and our friends and family love visiting. Well worth the visit.

Visited August 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Interesting history and great views!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I first visited this lighthouse in November 2007. We just returned from another great visit. This is a nice lighthouse to climb because it's not as challenging a climb as some others that we have been to. The tour is informative and the staff friendly. The museum is also very nice.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Great local activity”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

We visited the Jupiter Lighthouse for the first time on a beautiful Saturday. We live local, about 40 miles away. We found the price to be fair at $9 pp. The museum is located in a large historic home. It's a small museum but it was interesting to see. The home is located right on the intercoastal waterway. You can walk down and put your feet in the water. It's a public park so there were a few small groups enjoying the sun and water. Really lovely and relaxing. It is right next to a drawbridge so we enjoyed watching some huge sailboats pass through.

The lighthouse tour: You must tour with a tour group. Our tour guide was a high school student, which was a little weird - I have to say I expected a bit more. I would have liked more information from the guide. As it was, I didn't find it super-informative. You are forced to go with the pace of the group, so if you ask a lot of questions, you're holding the group up (sometimes in the hot sun). Not sure what the solution to this problem is.

The climb up the lighthouse is a good workout! The view at the top is absolutely stunning. Bring your camera. After the lighthouse tour, we toured a very interesting model of a pioneer home. Again, I felt like we didn't get a ton of info from our guide, and there wasn't a lot of signage around the house (some placards or something with more detailed info would be nice).

Overall, certainly worth the price and visit. Bring some walking shoes and sunscreen and a bottle of water for the climb. We enjoyed it!

Visited April 2014
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