Ponce De Leon Lighthouse, Daytona Beach

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  • Address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, United States, Daytona Beach
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3867611821
  • Ticket Price: 7 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Light House, Family And Kids, Architecture , Neighborhoods
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About Ponce De Leon Lighthouse, Daytona Beach

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 Information

  • 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.

Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Ticket Prices

  • Adults: USD 6.95
  • Children(11 and under): USD 1.95
  • Infants (newly born to 2): Free

Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

  • Peninsula & Sailfish Ib bus stop
  • Sea Critter Docks Ib bus stop
  • Marine Science Center bus stop

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Ponce De Leon Lighthouse, Daytona Beach Reviews

  • the tallest light house in Florida and only $6.95 name something in Florida that you can do for $7 you can’t even drive on to the beach for that price I went to the St. Augustine lighthouse and they tried charging me 12.95. It’s a light house. The Ponce inlet lighthouse and museum has 8 museums and the 203 steps to the top of there light house. Anyone can do it as long as you take your time. There gift shop by far the best in town. So much to choose from. Real friendly service and I enjoyed my 3 hours there. If you love history this is the place for you!! 5/5 will definitely return

  • Go visit! Climb the TALLEST lighthouse in Florida for a spectacular view of Ponce Inlet, South Daytona Beach, the jetty AND New Smyrna Beach!!! Well done restorations that are definitely NOT run-down. A good variety of QUALITY exhibits included with admission... some documenting anchors, lighthouse keepers, lenses, radios and even "refugee" rafts. Worth a visit! The air conditioned lens exhibit is one of the most extensive collections I've ever seen. The climb up the lighthouse is high but there are several platforms to stop and rest on the way to the top.

  • This is a self guided tour of several old buildings that are filled with beautiful pieces of history. You can walk through each building at your own pace and you are able to enter and walk up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse. I would not recomend climbing the stairs if you are afraid of heights, or have any health condition that is exacerbated by exercise as there are several hundred very narrow steps. Once you reach the top you can then walk out onto a (very small, but fully gated) ledge and look at the beautiful landscape surrounding the property.

  • The kind of place you go once. Take a good pair of sneakers and go to the top of the lighthouse. If it's a busy weekend you might get clausterphobic going up. Passing people isn't easy to do. Great view of Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. There's a little walk through the woods but it's not very long and you don't see anything except trees. Museum is stocked with a lot of old relics they found from the area. Lots of good information about the past.

  • It is a long walk up with many many stairs but the beauty from The Viewing deck is well worth it. They do not allow you to bring bags such as book bags purses so be prepared to leave them in your car cameras are permitted as long as they can be held close to your body. If you have young children be prepared to carry them as this is again an extremely long walk.

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