Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

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Facility:Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Description:Completed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was built when the area was known as Mosquito Inlet. After decades of restoration by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, it stands today as one of the best preserved, most complete Light Stations in the nation.

A D D R E S S
Address 1:4931 South Peninsula Drive
Address 2:
City:Ponce Inlet
State/Province:FL
Zip Code:32127
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Last admission one hour before closing
Admission:
Telephone:(386) 761-1821
Website:http://www.ponceinlet.org/
R E V I E W S
Michele R, Co-op Member
If you are planning a trip near Daytona Beach, Florida, this is a "must do" field trip. My entire family absolutely enjoyed the exhibits (and I don't think our children realized it was educational). They were able to walk up the 203 stairs and witness the view of the Atlantic Ocean that former lighthouse keepers were able to see. In each of the lighthouse employees' former homes, they showed a history/timeline of each of the former employees and period clothes and items that were found in the houses. It was amazing to see the "boats" that were found on the shore that Cuban refugees used to make it to the US. It also offered a history of this area of Florida, which was very interesting and educational. If we ever return there for a vacation, this will be on our "to do" list. I am sure we would learn something new since this location offers an enormous amount of history.
Elaine B., Co-op Member
This is a great field trip. The staff is very knowlegable and friendly. The history is very interesting and the displays of old lighthouse parts are interesting. The tour is outside and includes the lighthouse, outbuilding which are living and working quarters for the families, and a nature walk on the sea shore. This trip compliments a FL history lesson or a US history lesson very well. Very well worth the money and time.
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