The iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is celebrating its 158th Anniversary this upcoming Tuesday, July 10th. The Jupiter Lighthouse was lit for the first time on July 10th, 1860 and is still in in use today.
The lighthouse is now owned by the United States Coast Guard and became one of just two other lighthouses in the United States to have become an Outstanding Natural Area 10 years ago.
During the anniversary festivities, visitors will be able to tour the museum, visit the Lighthouse Deck, Lighthouse and Keepers Workshop, Seminole Chickee, and Tindall Pioneer Homestead.
In order to climb up the lighthouse tower steps, children must be 48 inches tall. Children ages 18 and under will received free admission on Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm. Adult ticket prices are $12 dollars and Veterans and Seniors (60 years old and up) are $10 dollars per person.
The Lighthouse and Inlet Museum offers daily guided and smartphone tours. Smartphone tours allow guest to tour the grounds at their own pace. The guided tours are offered at 11 am and 2 pm.
For more information, visit www.jupiterlighthouse.org.