The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has it all. The lighthouse and the museum are located in Jupiter, Palm beach County between Hillsboro Inlet Light and the Cape Canaveral Light. It is located on a hill which is believed to be a sand dune. It was designed by George G.Maede and modified by Lieutenant William Reynolds. Its completion was done by Captain Edward Yorke in 1860. The light house is made of bricks with double masonry walls where the outer most wall is conical in shape while the other cylindrical . The tower was electrified in 1928 when Captain Charles Seabrook was its keeper. The highest point of the lighthouse is approximately 45 meters above the sea level and its light can be seen about 25 nautical miles at sea. This place had been the meeting place for the ancient Indian tribes but the army surveyors in the year 1849 discovered its strategic location recommending for the building of the light house since it would be suitable for military defenses. Artifacts from those ancient Indian tribes were discovered by archaeologists near the base of the tower and are believed to date around 700 AD .
The Lighthouse offers tours to climb to the top of this iconic lighhouse. The museum offers a detailed history of the native Americans and indoor exhibits on Florida maritime history within the WWII newly restored building. The outdoor exhibits include the 1892 Tindall Pioneer Homestead, the Oil House Exhibits and the 100-year old Pennock Plantation Bell. The museum also offers other services such as wedding events, educational programs, snack and gift shops, special events and sunset tours. Other programming popular at the Lighhouse have included: Hike Through History, Lighthouse Chickee Chats, Lighthouse Kids Explorers Club, Lectures, and Sunset & Moonrise tours. The lighthouse still stands out as the most brightly colored beautiful lighthouse located in a strategic and relaxing environment. It is rich in history and a highly educative fit for any age group. Make sure you get there whenever you have your holiday, it is simply amazing.
***Please note that children must be at least 48" tall to climb the Lighthouse and must be able to climb on their own. Carrying a child is not permitted in the tower. Children under that height may still go on tour but will have to stay with an adult at the deck area of the lighthouse.***