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Every Wednesday in the month of June, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their weekly Five Flags Over Jupiter Inlet Event. The event includes a guided tour to learn about the rich military history of the Jupiter Lighthouse. 

The Five Branches of the United States Armed Forces have contributed more than 150 years to the history of the iconic red lighthouse. 

Space is limited to 20 people per week and those who attend will learn about how the Army constructed the Lighthouse before the Civil War, the history of a WWII Naval Building, personal stories of the Coast Guard Lighthouse Keepers, and much more. 

The event is free with the purchase of general admission. 

For tickets and more information, click here.

Five Flags Over…

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The Flagler Museum, formally known as Whitehall, is a grand estate that features more than 100,000 square feet filled with some of the most important history of Palm Beach Island and the Gilded Age. The grand estate is one of the many famous landmarks and homes located on Palm Beach. 

The home was commissioned by Henry M Flagler, an American Industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, for his wife Mary as a wedding gift.

Flagler asked John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to design and build the grand estate. Carrere and Hastings were famous architects during the Gilded Age and were also the architects for other famous landmarks in New York City such as The New York Public Library and The Waldorf Astoria Hotel. 

The elegant estate features white…

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With the school year coming to an end, Palm Beach County is filled with fun, family friendly activities to do to stay busy this summer. Lion Country Safari is one of Palm Beach County’s Top Attractions and is one of the only drive-through and walk-through safari’s and amusement parks. 

Lion Country Safari is located in western Palm Beach County and is situated on more than 600 acres of land with over 1000 animals from six continents throughout the safari’s seven sections. Some notable animals roaming around include lions, giraffes, chimpanzees, zebras, white rhinos, and much more. The safari includes 4-miles of pathways throughout the safari to drive-through and see the animals. 

Lion Country Safari was founded in 1967 and notes that it was the…

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Palm Beach Island is home to many famous mansions and landmarks. One of the most famous homes, The Flagler Museum is open for public tours to learn about the history of the island of Palm Beach and the Gilded Age.  

The Flagler Museum was once home to American Industrialist and Founder of Standard Oil, Henry M Flagler and his wife Mary. The elegant estate was commissioned by John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to build and design the estate. Carrere and Hastings were the famous architects for other big US Landmarks such as the New York Public Library and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City during the Gilded Age. 

The elegant mansion features a large central courtyard, white marble columns, a red barrel roof, located directly on the Intracoastal,…

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For the entire month of May, Palm Beach County is dedicated at celebrating culture and art in the county. MOSAIC is back this May with events, shows, art, and culture all month long. 

MOSAIC stands for Month of Shows, Art, Ideas, and Culture and it takes place at several locations around Palm Beach County. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy special discounts and deals at many local attractions. 

MOSAIC is put together every year by the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Council was formed in 1978 and has since evolved to be a strong local arts advocate. Palm Beach County is known as Florida’s Cultural Capital and this month its all about more. 

The show is now celebrating its 6th year which means more daylight to explore, more…

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Today, Friday, May 5th is Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory of the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.  The Mexican Army was led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, the victory was a morale boost for the Mexicans. 

Cinco de Mayo is typically celebrated by parades, celebrations, live music, food, battle reenactments, folkloric dancing, and is honored and celebration by millions around the world. 

Several restaurants in our area are celebrating Cinco de Mayo by hosting live music, delicious authentic foods, drink specials, and much more. 

Stop by one of Palm Beach County’s restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 

Rancho Chico

Papichulos Tacos

Calaveras Cantina

El…

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Every Wednesday, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts the reoccurring Lighthouse Sunset Tours for locals and visitors. 

The climb to the top of the Lighthouse includes 105 steps to enjoy the specular view of Jupiter and the ocean. The tour includes an inside look at the Lighthouse Watchroom and visitors will even get a chance to watch the light turn on and illuminate the sky. 

The iconic red Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse stands 108 feet tall and was built and designed by George Meade. The Lighthouse is still actively lit and acts to help boaters navigate the sea.  The Lighthouse grounds are open daily for special events and tours. 

The Lighthouse Sunset Tour lasts approximately an hour and costs $25 dollars per person, or $20 dollars per…

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated every April 22nd. The first Earth Day to be celebrated in the United States was in 1970, when a Senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues and protection. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in 193 counties.  

Here is a list of way you can celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 22nd in Palm Beach County. 

  • Plan an outdoor event or adventure for the entire family
  • Visit sustainable businesses in Palm Beach County and show your support
  • Try one of many Vegan restaurants in Palm Beach County
  • Visit one of Palm Beach County Natural Preserve areas
  • Plan a stay-cation at one of Palm Beach County’s finest hotels
  • Help protect our Marinelife and…

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Wednesday’s in April, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts their Five Flags Over Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse event. The event is a guided tour about the rich military history of the Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum. 

Five branches of the United States Armed Forces have contributed to more than 150 years of the Lighthouse and its history. Those who attend will learn about how the Army constructed the Lighthouse before the Civil War, the history of a WWII Naval Building, personal stories of the Coast Guard Lighthouse Keepers, and much more. 

Space is limited to 20 participants. Participants can register online prior to the event or in person at the Gift Shop if space is available. 

The event is free with the purchase of general admission. 

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts a weekly Jupiter Lighthouse Sunset Tour for locals and visitors.

Climb the 105 steps to the top and enjoy the specular sunset over the ocean and the Town of Jupiter and Jupiter’s history. Visitors will get a sneak peek inside the Lighthouse Watchroom and will even get a chance to watch the lighthouse turn on and illuminate the sky. 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse stands 108 feet tall and was built and designed by George Meade. The Lighthouse is still actively lit today to help boaters navigate the waters of the Jupiter Inlet. The Lighthouse grounds has a museum and hosts special events throughout the year. 

The Lighthouse Sunset Tour lasts approximately an hour and costs $25 dollars per person or…

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