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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301
+1 386-761-1821
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Best fully Functional Light House We have ever visited

This lighthouse is the best. The original Fresnel lens is still being used to shine out to sea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sctmster
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North Fort Myers, Florida
Beautifully preserved

Unfortunately we arrived close to closing time. Still, we enjoyed going up the lighthouse and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Luvsviolet
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. Maintained and operated by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, this beautiful facility represents one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the nation today. Visitors will agree that the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers a treasure-trove of sights, sounds, and experiences for young and old alike.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301
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+1 386-761-1821
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This lighthouse is the best. The original Fresnel lens is still being used to shine out to sea. The grounds and buildings are well cared for. The gift shop has good stuff at a reasonable price. There is a display of Fresnel lenses in their...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately we arrived close to closing time. Still, we enjoyed going up the lighthouse and looking out all around the inlet on a stormy day. The spiraling steps are hard on someone who is not in shape, but there are landing areas when one can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased when we arrived at the Lighthouse. The grounds are beautiful. Although we did not walk up to the top of the Lighthouse, we enjoyed taking pictures, and also visiting the bird sanctuary. The gift shop is also nice, where my thoughtful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day that we went to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse we had originally planned to go to the beach. It was unusually warm for Florida in January, but the wind made it unbearable so we decided to go to the lighthouse since we had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse and surroundings are beautiful! Great location on the inlet with a park and picnic area! The staff were very informative! Great for any age!! Small fee to enter but a lot of history here!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well my four year old went to the top, but she wasn’t impressed with the view haha! It was beautiful at the top, but man the 203 steps up were killer! It was definitely nerve racking watching my 4 year old go back down the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds around this Lighthouse are impeccably maintained! We only had time for a short visit so we did not make it through all of the buildings but were impressed with how much more there was to experience when compared to other lighthouses we have...More

Thank Shirley E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Great parking. Interesting for adults and family. Climb lighthouse. Cute store.

Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends of ours took us here while we were visiting with them. The climb to the top is 203 steps. There are some small landings to catch your breath. Once at the top you can walk around out side for a beautiful view. The museum...More

Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So very interesting and well preserved. Excellent exhibits. Plan to spend a day if you want to see it all! Amazing artifacts including light house lights from all over. Very informative and good interactive displays. Great for kids!

Thank Cassandra W
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benal58
23 February 2018|
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Response from Mbennett1969 | Property representative |
Benal58, No there is not although we do have an wheel chair lift in our lens exhibit building that will take you up to the second floor observation platform where a mural of the south facing view from the top of the... More
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saratheeuws
28 February 2017|
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Response from PonceLighthouse | Property representative |
Yes, no extra charges either. Upper and lower lots with room for every type of vehicle from motorcycles to buses.
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galgamacsa
22 July 2016|
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Response from maspain2112 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My 3 & 11 year old did it.
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