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Lighthouse Rules

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station is both a working lighthouse and museum. As such, the Association asks that all visitors follow theses simple rules for the safety of all guests, Lighthouse staff, historic structures, and museum artifacts.

  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the historic grounds.
  • Water bottles, food, and backpacks are prohibited within the historic grounds; however, water fountains are located throughout the Light Station for our visitors' convenience.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • Running, jumping, and climbing on or around the historic structures is not allowed.
  • Children must be able to climb the tower on their own.
  • Tower climbers should be in good physical condition due to the strenuous nature of the activity.
  • Proper footwear should be worn while climbing the tower. Proper footwear includes closed toed shoes with non-slip soles, and low heels. Flip flops, sandals, and high heeled shoes are not recommended.
  • Guests choosing to climb the lighthouse should use the hand railings at all times.
  • Wait to pass fellow lighthouse climbers on the staircase landings.
  • Anyone throwing objects from the tower (or down the interior) will be escorted from the museum immediately. 
  • The radio at the top of the tower should be used for emergency purposes only.  
  • The Lighthouse is home to a variety of indigenous animal species. Many of these animals are protected by state and federal law. For the safety of all Lighthouse guests and wildlife, do not pick-up or physically harass any wildlife during your visit.
  • All artifacts found within the Light Station grounds belong to the Lighthouse and museum. Please notify staff of any artifacts or items of interest discovered during your visit. What you find may provide valuable clues to our past!