The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is open to the public seven days a week with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Hours of operation vary depending on the season. As a general rule of thumb normal hours of operation are:
(Labor Day-Memorial Day)
Open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
(Last Admission Sold at 5:00 PM)
(Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Open from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM
(Last Admission Sold at 6:00 PM)
*Important Notices for Visitors*
Because it takes at least one hour to tour the lighthouse and museum, all admission tickets must be sold no later than one hour prior to closing.
The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers extended hours of operation on numerous days throughout the year. Extended hours are scheduled to coincide with popular local events including Race Week and Bike Week, select holiday weekends, and on days when the museum has scheduled special onsite educational programs. Please visit our calendar of events for more information about planned events at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and scheduled special hours of operation.
The museum’s staff strives to keep the lighthouse open for climbing during normal hours of operation. However, maintenance, weather, and special programs may require that the tower be closed to the general public on specific dates and times. Although the tower may be temporarily closed, the remainder of the museum will remain open for your enjoyment.
Unscheduled Tower Closures: Inclement weather and emergencies may require staff to temporarily close the tower. For your safety, the tower is not open for climbing when thunderstorms, lightning, or significant weather events including tornado watches or warnings are present within the lighthouse’s general area. When this occurs, the lighthouse will be reopened once it is safe to do so. Please call (386) 761-1821 for current information regarding tower accessibility.
Scheduled Tower Closures: Although the museum and gift shop remain open to the public until the scheduled closing time, the tower may be closed to the general public for a specific period of time on certain dates to allow for planned maintenance or to accommodate special programs and events. Scheduled tower closers are advertised in advance to ensure visitors are aware of the status of the tower’s accessibility prior to their arrival.