There are many ways to tour the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum including Self-Guided Tours, Group Tours, and Special RSVP Events.
Self-Guided Tours: Every visitor is provided with a self-guided tour map with their paid admission. This informative brochure includes a map of the historic grounds as well as information related to the history, design, and purpose of the station’s many features and structures as well as current museum exhibits housed in each. Self-guided tours can be completed at your own pace at any time during the museum’s normal hours of operation.
Group Tours: Groups of 10 more that wish to enhance their overall lighthouse experience can schedule a guided tour of the facility during the museum’s normal hours of operation for no additional fee. Led by the museum’s knowledgeable staff and volunteers, guided tours provide guests the opportunity to explore the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in a unique, entertaining, and interactive way. The type of tour most appropriate for your group depends on several factors including its type (private, public, or school), size (large or small), and the age range of its members (children, adults, or both).
RSVP Events: Those who desire to tour the light station outside of the museum’s normal hours of operation or experience the lighthouse in a more festive social setting can sign up for one of the museum’s RSVP-only offerings including Climb with the Keeper and the museum’s monthly Climb to the Moon event can also be scheduled by those who desire a more intimate lighthouse experience.”
Additional Offerings: In combination with its permanent museum exhibits, the Preservation Association offers visitors the unique opportunity to participate in family-oriented activities on special days throughout the year. Provided free of charge to all lighthouse guests on specific dates of the year with their paid admission, on-site educational workshops and activities are a fun and interactive way for museum guests to make the most of their visit to this important National Historic Landmark at no additional cost. Please refer to our Calendar of Events for more information when planning your visit.
Youth Programs: The hosts numerous thematic-based programs designed especially for children throughout the year. Unlike the museum’s complimentary workshops, these unique programs are not available to the general paying public and require advanced registration to participate.”