Though the lighthouse itself is only about 85 feet tall, it gives a wonderful view of Key West and the surrounding waters. Like the 88 spiral iron stairs to the top, the price of admission is a little steep. And unless things have changed, they didn’t cut a break for my USCG credentials. Price aside, it’s worth it.
As one who’s been in many, many lighthouses up and down the east coast, including those still in operation, I’m enamored with their history, engineering, mechanicals and the day to day lives of those who kept the light burning. My wife says that if they ever reinstated the Lighthouse Service, I’d be the first to sign up.
Enjoy the view. God bless.