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Did you know that the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association is one of the few lighthouse preservation groups in the country that is totally self-sufficient? It’s true! The Association currently receives zero tax-derived support at the local, state, or federal level. Funding for the museum’s ongoing preservation, restoration, and educational efforts is generated entirely in-house through private donations, annual membership dues, and merchandise and admission sales.

The Lighthouse and Museum is open daily to the public at 10:00 am with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The cost of general admission provides visitors full access to the historic light station and museum including the tower. Please Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone over 18 years of age.


Lighthouse Admission Rates

General Admission: The Preservation Association endeavors to make the light station and museum accessible to all by offering the lowest admission rates of any lighthouse in Florida. General admission tickets may be purchased in the lighthouse gift shop upon arrival. No advanced reservations are required.


General Admission Rates

Adults (age 12+): $6.95
Children (age 3-11): $1.95
Infants (age 0-2): Free


Free Admission: The following are provided free admission to the lighthouse and museum with proof of membership/residency.


Free Admission

Lighthouse Members: Free
Ponce Inlet Residents: Free
FLA Members: Free


Volusia County School Group Admission: All Volusia County public and private school groups are admitted FREE of Charge during the academic school year with advanced notice. Please contact us by phone at (386) 761-1821 ext. 10 or via email at for more information regarding free admission and scheduling tours. Regular group rates apply for all school groups outside of Volusia County.


Volusia County School Group Admission Rates

Students (all ages): Free
Teachers: Free
Chaperons: Free


Out-of-County School Group Admission: Group rates apply for all out-of-county public and private school groups, youth programs, religious organizations, and adult groups of twenty (20) or more. Group rates do not apply towards admission to special program events including Home School Day, Girl Scout Day, and Climb to the Moon. Group admission fees must be paid collectively in one payment at the time of admission. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, or credit card. Admission fees may not be paid individually for group rates to apply. Please contact us by phone at (386) 761-1821 ext. 10 or via email at for more information.


Out-of-County School Group Admission Rates

Adults (age 12+): $6.00
Children (age 3-11): $1.65
Infants (age 0-2): Free


Military Discounts: The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers a 20% discount off the cost of regular admission for all former and active-duty members of the armed forces with proof of service. Military discount does not apply to dependents or other members of visiting party.


Military Admission Rates

Active-Duty Military Personnel): $5.56
Military Veterans: $5.56


Senior/First-Responder Discounts: The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum does not offer admission discounts to seniors or first-responders. 


Free Gift with Admission Coupon

Admission Coupon: Please present this coupon to your sales associate for a free gift with your paid admission. Coupon applies to all members of your party.



Please Note: The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and is not affiliated with any other private or public organization. Passes issued by outside agencies including the National Park Service, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Florida Parks System), and Volusia County Parks and Recreation Department are not valid at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.



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