On Tuesday, August 7th from 10am – 4pm, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is celebrating our beloved South Florida aid-to-navigation by offering a buy-one-get-one admission special for the day.
The Jupiter Lighthouse was authorized by Congress to be built in 1853, and construction of the tower was completed in May of 1860, with the official lighting commenced on July 10th, 1860.
From 1860 to 1939, more than 70 different keepers maintained this 108-foot lighthouse, until the civilian lighthouse service merged with the United States Coast Guard in 1939. Military personnel remained its keepers until it was automated in 1987.
The Jupiter Lighthouse remains an treasured local landmark and an active Aid to Navigation, with 1 of only 13 active 1st Order Fresnel lenses in the entire United States!
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