Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum located at 4931 S Peninsula Drive in Ponce Inlet. Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and Museum has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

The lighthouse originally called Mosquito (Inlet) Lighthouse. In 1927 the Florida Legislature changed the name to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum to honor Ponce de Leon for all his contributions to the State of Florida. Jesse Linzy was an African American who was a skilled concrete worker who helped build the lighthouse. There is a plaque dedicated in his honor.

There are nine buildings on the campus and each building has interpretive exhibits that gives people a detailed history of everyday life for the families that lived there.

An employee told me that when you reach the top you can see for 19 miles. If you have a boat you can reach the lighthouse from the inlet. Stroll among the beautiful gardens and walk the nature walk.

Check their website for admission times so you will have plenty of time to visit all of the buildings. You can print a 10 percent coupon from their website. The main entrance building is where you purchase tickets and also houses the gift shop.

 

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