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Winter Holiday Celebration
December 26, 2017 (Monday) 
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Take a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle and come to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse to enjoy a fun-filled day of family-oriented activities. Explore our historical exhibits and climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Journey back 100 years ago, when the keepers and their families lived at the lighthouse. Visit with the Old Lighthouse Keeper and learn what it was like to live and work at the historic Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required.

Girl Scout Day
January 6, 2018 (Saturday) 
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Spend the day learning about the chores and games the lighthouse. Girl Scouts will earn a Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Fun patch and will have the opportunity to participate in a series of activities that highlight the jobs of Lighthouse families as well as the leisure time activities that Lighthouse families enjoyed more than 100 years ago.  The Lighthouse Chores Obstacle Course,  the Interactive Play, Keep the Light Burning Abbie and Games at the Lighthouse activities were all designed to give scouts a unique hands-on educational experience.  This event is designed especially for Girl Scouts age 6 and older. Online registration will begin on December 11th, 2017. This special event is limited to 50 participants. Please contact Mary Wentzel at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org, or (386) 761-1821 ext. 18, for more information. Follow the link below to order your tickets today. 

January 6, 2018 Girl Scout Day Tickets

Welcome to the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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.
Visit Florida's Tallest Lighthouse!

Visited by over 170,000 people each year, the Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998. The lighthouse tower and museum are located 10 miles south of Daytona Beach and are open to the public year round. The lighthouse is close to Orlando attractions, historic St. Augustine, and the Kennedy Space Center. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the country second only to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck.

Fresnel Lenses and Florida History

The lighthouse keepers' dwellings and other historic light station buildings are now home to our lighthouse museum, which features exhibits on the United States Lighthouse Service and its airways division, Daytona Beach and Florida history, lighthouse and Fresnel lens restoration, lighthouse keepers and their families, and the United States Life-Saving Service. The Ayers Davies Lens Exhibit Building houses one of the finest collections of restored Fresnel lenses in the world, including the rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral lighthouse and the restored original Ponce Inlet lighthouse first order Fresnel lens.

See What the Lighthouse and Museum Have to Offer

Want a closer look at all there is to do at the historic Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum? Watch a short introductory video outlining the many activities available to our visitors.

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Interested in a Group Tour?

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association offers educational and group tours with advance notice. Led by our experienced docents, guided tours provide visitors with an educational and interesting glimpse into turn-of-the-century life at the Light Station. Walk through the facility with one of our knowledgeable volunteers and discover what it was like to live and work at the Lighthouse when it was still considered an isolated outpost on the Atlantic Coast. Visit the Tour Page to learn more.  

Where Is the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse?

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located 10 miles south of Daytona Beach in the Town of Ponce Inlet. Situated on the north bank of Ponce Inlet where the Halifax and Indian Rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is a must see for anyone interested in Florida, maritime, or local history.

Please Note: The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is not located within Lighthouse Point Park. Admission to the Lighthouse Point Park does not include access to the Lighthouse or Museum. 

Hours of Operation and Admission Rates

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is open to the public seven days a week with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Normal Hours of operation are:

Fall, Winter, and Summer Hours of Operation
(Day after Labor Day to Day before Memorial Day)
Open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
(last admission at 5:00)

Summer Hours of Operation
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
(last admission at 8:00)

Daily Admission Rates: 
$6.95 for adults and $1.95 for children (11 & under). 
Infants (NB - 2) are admitted free of charge

Please call the Lighthouse at (386) 761-1821 ext. 10 for more information.


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Winter Holiday Celebration
Celebrate the day after Christmas at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse!
Dec 26, 2017
Climb to the Moon - SOLD OUT
Join us at the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse and toast the sun setting and full moon rising.
Dec 03, 2017

Daytona Beach Forecast

H: 67 - L 55
Dec 16
Chance Rain: 1%
Partly Sunny

H: 75 - L 59
Dec 17
Chance Rain: 2%
Partly Sunny

H: 79 - L 58
Dec 18
Chance Rain: 2%
Partly Sunny

H: 80 - L 61
Dec 19
Chance Rain: 2%
Partly Sunny

H: 77 - L 61
Dec 20
Chance Rain: 1%
Mostly Cloudy

H: 76 - L 61
Dec 21
Chance Rain: 6%
Slight Chance Rain Showers
Slight Chance moderate rain showers.

H/L: 76
Dec 22
Chance Rain: 7%
Partly Sunny

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association
4931 South Peninsula Drive - Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
(386) 761-1821
Open Daily to the Public at 10:00 a.m.
Last admission one hour before closing

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