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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.

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  • Activities:
  • Educational Sessions Available,
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Multilingual Services Available
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours,

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Beach Racing Day

February 19, 2017
Travel back in time and discover the wild and woolly roots of Stock Car Racing during the 13th Annual Beach Racing Day at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. See historic beach racing cars from the Living Legends of Racing and talk with drivers, owners, and mechanics who risked life and limb in pursuit of the checkered flag on the World’s Most Famous Beach. Meet and listen to Sirius XM’s 24-7 NASCAR Satellite Radio Channel 90’s “Chocolate” Myers speaks live at 11:30 AM. Myers, a color commentator for ESPN, was featured in the “Smokey and the Bandit” film series. Myers, the “gas-man” for the late Dale Earnhart’s #3 GM Goodwrench, wo ...Read More>> ked for Richard Childress Racing for twenty years. At 1:00 PM, the Lighthouse will present William P. Lazarus, author of Sands of Time, the definitive history of beach racing, who will talk with fans and sign his book. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. Please contact Mary Wentzel at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org, or (386) 761-1821 ext. 18, for more information. To find these activities and much more visit our website at www.ponceinlet.org. Read Less
http://www.ponceinlet.org
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International Museum Day

May 20, 2017
The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is proud to be a part of the International Museum community. Museums are the story-tellers of a community’s cultural heritage and collective memory. Join us for family fun activities and workshops designed for children and families. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required.

khuffman@ponceinlet.org

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Flag Day

June 17, 2017
Join us at the Lighthouse for Family Fun Activities. Explore our historical exhibits and climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Learn about Semaphore history and how Semaphore flags were used to communicate important messages to boats at sea. Make your own flag or lighthouse pennant. Journey back over 100 years ago, when the keepers and their families lived at the lighthouse. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required.

khuffman@ponceinlet.org

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National Lighthouse Day

August 05, 2017
Join us at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and celebrate National Lighthouse Day. See our historical lighthouse exhibits, play historic games and make your own Lighthouse pennant. We look forward to seeing you at the tallest lighthouse in Florida. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required.
http://www.ponceinlet.org

khuffman@ponceinlet.org

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Spirit of 45 Day

August 13, 2017
Visit the Lighthouse and capture the spirit of 1945, when the United States’ involvement in WWII ended. In 2013, the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon's arrival in Florida was commemorated by a state-wide initiative called Viva Florida 500. Building on the success of those programs, Florida is continuing with a multi-year campaign called Viva Florida, as a way to promote 12,000 years of the state's people, places, and cultural heritage. As part of Viva Florida, this year the focus is on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory Florida events will take place all over the state and a calendar of programs can be found a ...Read More>> vivaflorida.org. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is proud to offer a permanent exhibit dedicated to the role of this lighthouse in the war effort as well as a number of ongoing programs that reference the Second World War. In 2010, Congress voted unanimously in support of this day, coinciding with August 14, 1945, the day President Truman announced that WWII was over and America assumed the leadership in rebuilding the postwar world. Enjoy the traditional sounds of a bugler at the site of the tallest light house in Florida. Lighthouse admission will be free for all retired veterans with proof of service. Lighthouse admission will also be free for all active duty service men and women with service ID card and their immediate family members including children under the age of 18. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. Please contact Mary Wentzel at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org, or (386) 761-1821 ext. 18, for more information. To find these activities and much more visit our website at www.ponceinlet.org. Read Less

khuffman@ponceinlet.org

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International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Calling all Amateur Radio buffs! Come to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and speak with lighthouses around the world. Be a part of a day when over 100,000 amateur radio operators go on the air and contact as many lighthouses as possible. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. Please contact Mary Wentzel at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org, or (386) 761-1821 ext. 18, for more information. To find these activities and much more visit our website at www.ponceinlet.org.
http://www.ponceinlet.org

khuffman@ponceinlet.org

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Thanksgiving Gifts

November 24, 2017
Looking for something to do other than shopping on Black Friday? Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Gifts Day. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the grounds, climb the tower and visit with the "Old Lighthouse Keeper".

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