Take the Lighthouse Sunset Tour on Wednesday, January 16th to climb to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the lighthouse at work at it illuminates the night sky.
Tour Time: Approximately 75 minutes
Cost: $20 per person, $15 for Lighthouse Members,
Note: Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the Lighthouse and accompanied by an adult.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located in Jupiter, Florida, on the north side of the Jupiter Inlet. The site for the lighthouse was chosen in 1853. It is located between Cape Canaveral Light and Hillsboro Inlet Light. The lighthouse was designed by then Lieutenant George G. Meade of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. The Jupiter Lighthouse has 105 steps and is the oldest structure in Palm Beach County.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse underwent an $850,000 restoration in 1999-2000, which made this oldest of structures in Palm Beach County look just about as good as new. In May 2008, the lighthouse and surrounding land was designated a federal Outstanding Natural Area. While the recognition was appreciated, money for improvements was what was really needed. As part of the federal stimulus program designed to jump start the economy, $1.1 million was set aside for the natural area in 2009. These funds were divided almost equally between maintenance of the lighthouse and habitat restoration. The interior of the tower was painted, and the adjacent oil house was completely refurbished. Walking trails, wooden overlooks, and informational signs were also added to the property.