Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

Completed in 1887 the Ponce Inlet Light Station and museum is a National Historic Landmark and one of the last complete large light stations remaining in the U.S. Visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean, inlet and inland waters. The lighthouse remains a working private aid to navigation to this day. The light station allows visitors the opportunity to climb the lighthouse and tour the historic keepers dwellings containing exhibits on lighthouse history, the US Life Saving Service, Fresnel Lenses, Lighthouses for Airplanes, and much more. A unique nautical gift shop is on site.



Educational Sessions Available


Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Multilingual Services Available, Parking, Vending machines

Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Wheelchair-friendly


Group Discount

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: Christmas & Thanksgiving, Hours: Open Daily at 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily (last admission to lighthouse at 8 p.m.); Fall and winter: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily (last admission to lighthouse at 5 p.m.)., Open Year-Round