Pensacola Lighthouse

Pensacola Lighthouse


Active: Yes

White flashing every twenty seconds.

Height: 150 feet, 177 steps

DayMark: Conical tower with lower third painted white and upper two-thirds painted black with a black lantern

History: Constructed 1856 -1858. First Lighted January 1, 1859. On National Register Listing.

Original: First-order revolving Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1858). Present: First-order revolving Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1868). Focal Plane: 191 feet (highest focal plane in Florida).

Builder: Capt. John Newton, US Army. Conical brick tower constructed of brick, granite and iron.

Other Buildings: Brick, two-story keeper’s dwelling.

30 20 46 N

87 18 29 W

Operated by: United States Coast Guard

Visit Status: Grounds and museum year around click here for calendar for current hours of operation

Days Open: Tower and Keeper’s Quarters open.

Facilities: Museum, located in the Keeper’s Quarters.

Hours Open: Visit website for current hours found at bottom of this page

Fees: Adults $5.00, children ages 7-11 $3.00. Must at least 7 years old to climb the tower.

Visitor Info: Display rooms in the restored 1869 Keepers Quarters are open to the public . Private tours for other days may be arranged by contacting either Jon Hill 850-637-4050 or Wanda Mayo, 850-916-7864. The lighthouse tower is open to the public.

Special tours: Light of the Moon Tours, Ghost Hunts and Private Ghost Hunts Available –

Watch the Blue Angels practice from the top of the lighthouse. Reservations required 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Check dates at the Pensacola Lighthouse website – Cost $15 per person.
Lighthouse open for public tours following the practice.

Regular public tour Admission $5 per adult; $3 for, active duty military, senior citizens and children 7 to 11.

Contact: Jon Hill (850) 393-1561