Ponce Inlet Lighthouse COVID-19 Visitor Safety Guidelines

Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:30PM

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse COVID-19 Visitor Safety Guidelines

Are you planning a visit the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in the near future? Please review this important COVID-19 related information before your arrival. 

      • Please ensure you are healthy and not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 prior to visiting the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.
      • For the safety of our staff and guests, please practice social distancing whenever possible by maintaining a minimum six-foot separation from others. 
      • When social distancing is not possible, please restrict group sizes to 10 people or less.
      • Masks are currently required within the museum's main entrance/gift shop, lens exhibit building, and both publicly accessible keeper dwellings. Please make sure you are wearing you mask before entering these structures. 
      • Masks are optional while climbing the tower and touring the light station's outside spaces but recommended if social distancing cannot be observed.
      • Building occupancy restrictions are currently in place for the safety of all lighthouse visitors and staff. Visitors may be required to wait to enter the museum's main entrance/gift shop due to occupancy restrictions. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
      • Tower occupancy is currently limited to 20 visitors at at time. Please be prepared to wait before entering the tower during the museum's peak hours of visitation.
      • Passing lanes have been created on each of the tower's seven staircase landings. Please pass fellow climbers on these landings and not on the stairs.
      • Please enter and exit buildings through designated entrance and exit doors only.
      • Please follow the directional arrows displayed in each building.
      • The Woodshed Theater and Radio Room Building are currently closed to the public due to the inability to maintain social distancing within these small structures.
      • All interactive exhibits and touch-screen kiosks are currently closed for COVID-19 safety reasons.
      • All previously scheduled special event workshops and activities have been cancelled until further notice for the safety of lighthouse visitors and staff.
      • Summer camp tours are not currently available due to COVID-19.
      • Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. We are all in this together.


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