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About Us

A Non-Profit Organization
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Preservation Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the maritime and social history of the Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station.

A Fiscally Independent Preservation Association
Founded by local residents concerned for the well-being of the historic Light Station, the Preservation Association has managed and operated the Lighthouse since its acquisition by the Town from the Department of the Interior in 1972. The Association finances its ongoing mission to preserve, restore, and interpret the historic Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station through admission and gift shop sales, memberships, and private donations. The Association is self-sufficient and receives no direct financial support from either the Town of Ponce Inlet or the federal government to maintain, operate, or preserve the site. Limited state funding is sought when available.

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016 Annual Report

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association strives to accomplish its mission to preserve and disseminate the maritime and social history of the Light Station in a manner keeping with the highest expectations of its members, supporters, and community. The Association produces an Annual Report at the end of each fiscal year outlining its numerous activities, accomplishments, and ongoing operations.

Volunteers and Memberships
Much of the work completed at the Lighthouse has been accomplished with volunteer assistance. Annual memberships in the Association are available for a nominal fee. Revenue generated through the sale of memberships is applied towards the Association's ongoing mission to preserve and disseminate the maritime and social history of the Ponce Inlet Light Station. Associate Memberships are available at a variety of levels to the public.

Admission Costs and Hours of Operation
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. Please Note: Public access to the tower may be suspended during inclement weather (lightning, thunder, high winds), scheduled maintenance, and in the case of specially scheduled RSVP events including the museum's month Climb to the Moon on the eve of each month's full moon. Please check our Calendar of Events, Climb to the Moon schedule, and news banner at that top of the homepage to ensure the tower is accessible on the date and time of your intended visit. 

Hours of Operation

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

Spring 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: 
Adults (ages 12 and up): $6.95 per person
Children (ages 11 and under):$1.95 per person
Infants (ages 0-2):Free with paying adult admission 

Groups of 20 or more individuals may be eligible for discounted admission rates with advance notice and payment. Please visit our Tour page on this website to learn more. 

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