Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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Overview

Located in Lighthouse Park in the Palm Beaches, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the historic lighthouse built in 1860, before the Civil War. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located between Cape Canaveral Light and Hillsboro Inlet Light. Explore indoor and outdoor historical exhibits featuring 5,000 years of information about the Jupiter Inlet and Loxahatchee River area, its past and its present. Learn about the area’s cultural, historical, and natural significance to the development Florida.

Watch dolphins, yachts, and the see the coastline of Florida from the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Learn about life before Walt Disney World developed Central Florida. Visit the fascinating indoor museum located inside a restored WWII building which was code named Secret Station J. The site was one of the first Weather Bureau and Signal Stations, as well as a U.S. Navy wireless Station, successfully tracking German U Boats during World War 2.

Take a guided tour of the museum and grounds or a self-guided tour using a smart-phone app available in English, French, and Spanish. Shop for unique and interesting items in the nautical gift shop. Visit the 1892 Tindall Pioneer Homestead, the earliest house still existing in Jupiter, Florida. The homestead is furnished from the Museum’s collection to showcase what life was like for the Pioneers that explored Florida. See the Keeper’s Workshop and Deck, the area at the base of the lighthouse featuring exhibits about the work of the Lighthouse Keepers and their Families. Wander through the Seminole Chickee Exhibit, the shelters or huts the Seminole people made to get out of the Florida sun and weather. The Chickee exhibit is a tribute to the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who are the Native American people in the area who contributed to the trade relationship with the early settlers and Lighthouse Keepers.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lighthouse grounds are part of a 120 acre federally designated natural area. The conservation area offers a scenic hiking trail and a playground in addition to the Lighthouse Park and waterfront activities. The natural area features 25 special-status species of plants and animals, as well as cultural evidence of 5,000 years of human occupation. Your Florida adventure would not be complete without a hike through the north-side hiking trail to a lagoon overlook. You’ll hike through three Florida habitats on the coastline, the Florida Scrub habitat, tropical hammock, and a mangrove swamp leading to an observation tower overlooking manatee refuge. The Outstanding Natural Area is a must-see for anyone visiting the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Museum, and Natural Area.

A military discount may be available. Please contact Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum for current details, hours, promotions, admission tickets, and to verify visitor information as things may change.

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a proud member of the Florida Attractions Association, representing Florida’s finest family attractions.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Trail of Florida’s Indian Heritage, Northern Palm Beaches Cultural Alliance, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This activity is conducted under permit from the Bureau of Land Management and occurs all or in part on public lands administered by the BLM within the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.

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