Come out to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum tonight, May 6, to experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal on the Lighthouse Deck at sunset. This is an all levels class and beginners are welcomed and encouraged! $10 per person. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a flashlight. Meet at the Museum ten minutes prior to start time, class is weather dependent – please check website for updates and future start times.
When: Tonight, May 6, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum - 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469
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.