Ponce De Leon LighthouseCurrently Closed
- 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
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse - Review
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Ponce De Leon Lighthouse
95% 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
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Ponce De Leon Lighthouse, Daytona Beach Reviews
Beautiful light house! We all had a good time despite the heat and humidity. Lots of historical informal and trinkets in the museum! The little buildings are air conditioned (which is nice) and there are water fountains. The gift shop inside is great too! So much selection and it isn't ridiculously over price, it's decent quality items at decent prices. Just a note: If you have a wheel chair or stroller, the ramps are very long and wrap around the buildings. Not sure if it's a coding thing or because the builds are up high.
Very cool lighthouse and educational. Admission is $6 per adult. The museum is basic but has beautiful main displays and is safe to take young children in, everything is in cases. The staff is super friendly and facilities are very clean. I would not recommend climbing up the lighthouse if you have knee trouble, the climb back down is murder on the knees.
A great historical place to visit. Of course it has the 175 foot high light house, but it also has a museum and other buildings to visit, including the keeper's dwellings. It also has a gift shop. The parking is free but there is a small fee to walk the grounds and go up into the light house. It is an amazing view from up there but it is a hike up, you should be in decent physical shape to go up there. I loved my time here it is great!!!
This was the best lighthouse/museum combination I have ever been to! The building dedicated to the lenses for light houses was exceptional. The inclusion of the crafts used to try to reach the United States (pictured) was quite moving. History Tours Views High quality museum displays — in very nice AIR CONDITIONED spaces in historic buildings. Not to miss if you are in the area. Amazing!!!
Great historical property! An excellent destination for the family or anyone to sight see. The cost per person is low & the tour is self guided, but with good tutorials & a map to help with the tour. The views from atop the lighthouse are amazing & well worth the climb. Remember when going up & down, "slow & steady wins the race". Nice little restaurant & bar next to, or across from the property too.