Constance D. Hunter Memorial Pacetti Hotel Museum Restoration & Development Update

Wed, Aug 04, 2021 at 4:27PM

Constance D. Hunter Memorial Pacetti Hotel Museum Restoration & Development Update

The restoration of the Historic Pacetti Hotel remains ongoing. In the meantime, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association would like to give our members a sneak peek into some of the exhibits and themes that will be discussed and interpreted inside the Pacetti Hotel once it opens as a museum for the public. These topics are tentative and subject to change during this planning and development stage of the restoration. They are but a small sample of the extensive research conducted by members of our curatorial department Ellen Henry and Felipe De Paula. Artifacts, furniture, exhibit cases, light fixtures, and various photographs are being acquired as we gradually prepare for the opening of the Historic Pacetti Hotel in a few years’ time. Any readers interested in donating a historic artifact, piece of furniture, or document should feel free to reach out to our registrar Felipe De Paula at depaula@ponceinlet.org or by phone at (386)761-1821 ext. 23.

We Need Your Support

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association needs your help. Donate to the Pacetti Hotel Project today and help the Association restore and develop the historic Pacetti Hotel into a public museum. 

Double Your’ Donation Dollars Today!

In addition to a generous grant, the Paul B. Hunter and Constance D. Hunter Charitable Foundation has pledged to match all third-party donations in support of the Pacetti Hotel up to a combined value of $250,000. This offer is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to maximize the funding potential of their charitable contribution. Any donations made to the Preservation Association for the purpose of restoring the Pacetti Hotel will be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation, effectively doubling the value of your generous gift.

Your Pacetti Hotel donation will help fund the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and development of the historic Pacetti Hotel. The goal of the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association is to preserve the property’s historic structures indefinitely. Your financial support will help us in these endeavors. In addition to simply restoring the historic site and preserving it as a monument to Ponce Inlet history, rehabilitation work will also be completed to convert the building for use as a public history museum. One can only imagine the sense of pride the Pacetti’s would have felt knowing their humble fishing resort would one day house exhibits and artifacts telling the story of the community that they helped construct.

How to Donate

Donations can be made through various ways. You can call us at (386) 761-1821 to make a donation over the phone. Checks for the restoration of the Pacetti Hotel can be mailed to 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, 32127. Please make all checks payable to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Online donations can be made at www.lighthouselocker.org/lighthouse-donations.  Donations can also be made in person at our gift shop located right here on our grounds.


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