The Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station and Museum's main entrance is designed to resemble a three-story multi-family dwelling that was originally intended to serve as the Light Station's living quarters. Although an economic alternative to building separate living quarters for each keeper assigned to the Light Station, plans for the multi-family building were discarded in favor of individual keeper dwellings after U.S.L.H.E. officials noted a marked increase in domestic conflict between families who were forced to live in multi-family dwellings of similar design at other stations.
Although never built, plans for the multi-family dwelling survived and were later used as inspiration for the modern multi-story building that stands here today. Named in honor of the Preservation Association's first Executive Director, the Ann Caneer Building serves as the Light Station's main entrance, Gift Shop, and conference center.
Visitors to the Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station must enter the historic grounds through the Gift Shop where admission tickets are sold. As with all the facility's structures (both modern and historic with the exception of the tower), the Gift Shop is wheel chair accessible.
In addition to admission sales, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Gift Shop offers its visitors a wide selection of lighthouse and nautical themed gifts for all ages and price ranges. Available products include shirts, books, household items, educational games, toys, and more. The Gift Shop's knowledgeable staff can complete a number of non-merchandise or admission related transactions including memberships, donations, and memorial brick sales.
Visitors who wish to purchase an item from the Gift Shop but find themselves unable take it with them can request that their purchase be mailed to the address of their choice for a nominal shipping and handling fee.
In addition to shopping onsite, guests can make a donation or purchase merchandise, memberships, and memorial bricks online at lighthouselocker.org.