1500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, Fl 33469
By Mike Miller August 14, 2023
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has been open to the public since 1972.
The tower was first lit in 1860 and has a wonderful view of Jupiter Inlet, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
In World War Two the lighthouse property served as a U.S. Navy radio detection station.
The station is credited with providing information that led to the sinking of more than 60 German submarines that had been torpedoing Allied ships along the Atlantic coast in 1943.
WHAT TO DO:
Tours of the lighthouse grounds and museum, including tower climbs, are available to the public. The lighthouse is on a large property that also includes nature walks and various scenic events such as lighthouse sunset and moonrise tours.
The lighthouse property also serves as a park and community center for the area and has a busy event schedule. The museum is also open to the public and features many exhibits of Native American and early pioneer culture.
ADMISSION FEES AND HOURS:
Visitors may tour the site on their own, using a downloadable app if they choose, or may take a scheduled tour at 11:00 or 2:00 daily as part of their admission.
The regular hours for the lighthouse are 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from January through April 27.
Admission Fees: Adults $12.00, Children (6-18) $6.00
Admission is free for children 5 and under.
It is recommended to consult the website before visiting because they have early closings on some dates. More information about the lighthouse and its various events is at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.