Are you ready to step back in time? The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, activated in 1887, is the tallest in Florida. The buildings that supported the operation are restored on the grounds, and there are many exhibits about its history.
The masonry structure is made from over a million bricks and stands 175 feet tall.
The lighthouse is open for you to climb to the top of the spiral staircase as many times as you like.
This site was selected for the light because of the many shipwrecks along this part of the coast.
There are three dwellings on the grounds, along with four other support buildings.
Be sure to visit the lens exhibit. You will learn a lot about the history of the lenses and lights used to guide navigation.
The lenses on display are just amazing.
The generator building has a radio-beacon station recreated with high-frequency transmitters and weather monitoring equipment of the era.
There is also an exhibit on the World Wars and how the lighthouse was important for shipping and the war effort.