Sept. 3, 2019 – May 24, 2020
Open Daily, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Last Admission at 5:00 PM)
May 25, 2020 – Sept. 7, 2020
Open Daily, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
(Last Admission at 6:00 PM)
*Corona Virus Update*
Posted summer hours of operation reflect changes to the museum's normal summer hours of operation of 10:00 pm- 9:00 pm due to the Corona virus. Please check back regularly for additional changes as they occur and disregard any other advertised hours of operation at this time.
Adults (age 12+): $6.95
Children (age 3-11): $1.95
Infants (age 0-2): Free
4931 S. Peninsula Drive
Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
Step back in time and climb 175 feet of fun in the Florida sun at the Ponce Inlet Light Station and Museum! Constructed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse has guided mariners along the Florida coast for more than 130 years. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998, this world-famous lighthouse museum is conveniently located ten miles south of Daytona on the World’s Most Famous Beach and offers a treasure trove of experiences for young and old alike. Not to be missed, a visit to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is guaranteed to take your Florida vacation to new heights of adventure!
There are many ways to experience the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Visitors can choose to explore the light station on their own using a self-guided tour map with no reservations, elect to schedule a private tour in advance of their arrival, or sign up for one of the museum’s special after hour’s events. Teachers may also request onsite educational tours and workshops for their students. Select one of the options below to learn more about touring, exploring, and experiencing the history and sights of Florida’s tallest lighthouse.
More than 500 years have come and gone since the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce De Leon first encountered Florida in 1513, and more than 130 years since the lighthouse the lighthouse bearing his name was first lit on the evening of November 1st, 1887. Dive into the fascinating history of Florida, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station, and the US Lighthouse Establishment/Service. Discover the many educational opportunities the museum has to offer for regular visitors and school groups alike, including upcoming special events, guided tours, onsite workshops, outreach programs, and more!
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station is widely considered one of the most authentic and complete historic lighthouse facilities in the county. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998 this important site has been managed and operated by the non-profit Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association since 1972. Unlike many 501(c)(3) organizations, the Association is self-sufficient; generating 100% of its annual funding for ongoing operations, restoration, preservation, and educational programming entirely in-house through daily admission and merchandise sales, private/corporate donations, and annual membership dues. The organization currently receives zero tax-derived support at the local, state, or national levels. Public funding may be sought when available. Learn how you can help the Association achieve its mission to preserve and disseminate the maritime and social history of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse by exploring ways to support us today.
Did you know that a significant portion of Association’s operating funds are generated through gift shop sales? The museum gift shop offers a unique selection of lighthouse and nautical-themed merchandise for young and old alike including: apparel, home décor, jewelry, books, toys, and more! Help support our mission to preserve and disseminate the maritime and social history of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse by browsing our gift shop during your next visit or shopping online at lighthouselocker.org.