Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

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Active: Yes

Characteristics: Currently:
1.2 second flash, 6.6 second dim, 1.2 second flash, 21 second eclipse
Height: 108 feet built on a 48 foot Indian mound (midden), 105 steps

DayMark: Red-washed brick conical tower with black lantern

History: Constructed:1854 – 1860. First Lighted: July 10, 1860. Original first-order Fresnel lens, possibly the oldest in the state. Federally designated as the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area in May, 2008 by President George W. Bush..

Lens: Original: First-order revolving Fresnel Lens; L. Sautter (1860). Present: First-order lens (Henry-LePaute, 1863). Focal Plane: 147 feet.

Construction: Architect and Builder: Lt. George Gordon Meade. Conical masonry tower constructed of brick, granite and iron.

Other Buildings: Oil House, Keeper’s Workshop

Coordinates:
26 56 55 N
80 04 55 W

Operated by: The Loxahatchee River Historical Society

Visit Status: Open to Public

Days Open: Open Tuesday through Sunday, sunset tours every Wednesday evening with reservations.
Facilities: Museum in restored WWII Building, Gift Shop, Snack Shop, Outdoor Exhibits, Wedding Gazebo, Nature Trail, ADA accessible

Hours Open: Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (Jan-Apr. open 7 days)
Admission: $9 Adults, $5 Children ages 6-18, Children under 5 and active US Military with ID admitted free.
Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower.
Lighthouse Sunset Tours & Lighthouse Moonrise Tours available.
Visitor Info: Admission includes museum exhibits and a tour of the lighthouse. A major restoration of the tower was completed in 2000.

Admission: $7.00, $5.00 for children ages 6-18, 5 and under free. Climbers must be at least 4 feet tall to climb the lighthouse. Sunset tours $15.00.

Contact:
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469
PH: 561-747-8380
email: visit@jupiterlighthouse.org
web: www.jupiterlighthouse.org