Ponce De Leon Lighthouse685 Votes Currently Closed
The Ponce de Leon Lighthouse tower was constructed in the year 1887. Tragically, Chief Engineer Orville E. Babcock and three others drowned in the inlet during its construction. A serene structure, the lighthouse was fully automated in the late 1953. Today, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is listed as an operational private aid to navigation. Boasting of a footfall of over 170,000 people each year, the lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark in the year 1998. Within the lighthouse is a museum which offers a treasure-trove of sights, sounds and experiences for young and old alike.
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Travel Tips
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the historic grounds.
- Water bottles, food, and backpacks are prohibited; however, water fountains are located throughout the Light Station.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Running, jumping, and climbing on or around the historic structures is not allowed.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
- Proper footwear should be worn while climbing the tower. Proper footwear includes closed toed shoes with non-slip soles, and low heels. Flip flops, sandals, and high heeled shoes are not recommended.
- Anyone throwing objects from the tower (or down the interior) will be escorted from the museum immediately.
- The Lighthouse is home to a variety of indigenous animal species. Many of these animals are protected by state and federal law. For the safety of all Lighthouse guests and wildlife, do not pick-up or physically harass any wildlife during your visit.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ponce De Leon Lighthouse
- Adults: USD 6.95
- Children(11 and under): USD 1.95
- Infants (newly born to 2): Free
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Hours
- Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Day after Labor Day to Day before Memorial Day, last admission at 5:00 p.m.)
- Summer Hours of Operation: Open 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Memorial Day to Labor Day, last admission at 8:00 p.m.)
How to Reach Ponce De Leon Lighthouse
- Peninsula & Sailfish Ib bus stop
- Sea Critter Docks Ib bus stop
- Marine Science Center bus stop
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82.13% of people who visit Daytona Beach include Ponce De Leon Lighthouse in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
61.36% of people start their Ponce De Leon Lighthouse visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ponce De Leon Lighthouse
91.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ponce De Leon Lighthouse
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Reviews & Ratings
View from the top is spectacular! Making it to the top is a reward in itself. Climbing this is not for the faint of heart. The whole area is beautiful! Plan to spend more time when we can get back there again.
Beautiful place, lots of history. It had a quaint little gift shop. We just missed being able to go in because they were closing. We only got as far as the gift shop. The actual lighthouse was closed for a private event. Really have to go back so that we can see everything. I would definitely recommend visiting, but get the early to enjoy it.
An awesome place to visit. The museum is worth the $6.95 entry fee. The museum offers plenty of stories and artifacts to learn the history of the lighthouse. The grounds are very well kept and very accessible with our stroller. Highly recommend making the 25 min trip off 95 to visit!
This is a beautifully cared for piece of Florida history that everyone should see. Donations and gift shop sales are the only source of income and all of the staff are volunteers that will spend all of the time you need and want to learn about the facility. Go, explore and enjoy...you won't regret it.
Our family enjoyed learning the history of the lighthouse and grounds; relatively small museum buildings you can go in and out of. Everything was very well kept and clean. Climbing the lighthouse was fun even got our 4yr grandson. Good place to stop at for the family. Very nice and reasonably priced items in their gift shop.