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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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73.89% 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