Standing against the blue-white sky, majestic lighthouses dot the coastline of Florida. What were once used to guide lost sailors along treacherous waterways now serve as stoic monuments to the important maritime history of Florida. Many of these towering structures now serve as museums, educating tourists and offering stunning views of the Florida coast. One of the most famous of all these lighthouses is the Jupiter Lighthouse. With its storied history and scenic location, visitors are treated to a truly unique experience.
Guests staying at the Jupiter Beach Resort can quickly reach the Jupiter Lighthouse. This Florida resort hotel offers guests spacious rooms on a stunning property near the glistening sapphire waters. Consistently named one of the best places to stay in Palm Springs, the Jupiter Beach Resort is one of the top hotels in the region, and one of the best places to stay when touring the Jupiter Lighthouse.
The Jupiter Lighthouse was completed in 1860 to help guide ships along the shore. During World War II, the area near the lighthouse was used to train Allied soldiers in deciphering the enigmatic German U-boat transmissions. Later in the war, the area near the Jupiter Lighthouse also trained the first servicemen in radar technology. This is just part of the fascinating history to discover at the Jupiter Lighthouse museum.
Tour the newly restored 1860 Lighthouse and climb 105 steps to the best view in Palm Beach County! The Jupiter Lighthouse is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm, the last tour leaves at 4pm. From January to April the lighthouse is open seven days a week.
Lighthouse Sunset Tours
May 3, 8, 17, 22 & June 7, 12, 21, 26 Call for tour time
Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes. $15 Members, $20 Non-members, limited space, RSVP is required. Must be 48" tall to climb the tower. Call 561-747-8380 x101 for tour time & reservations.
Lighthouse Moonrise Tours
May 24 & June 23 Call for tour time
A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the tower! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 48" tall to climb.
Hike Through History
May 4 & June 1 8am-10am,
Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiter’s National Landscape Conservation System historic site. This 2 mile trek passes through historic points of interest on the 120 acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. The hike departs from the flag pole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and is weather dependent. Program is open to adults and children –minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Hikers footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admission is free but space is limited- RSVP required 561-747-8380 x101. This program is a part of LENS Programs (Lighthouse Education & Natural Sciences.) Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469
Lighthouse Kids Explorers Club
Winter Session: May 18
Kids get out there and explore at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum! This special outdoor eco-history program for youths ages 8-12 provides the opportunity for boys & girls to learn about archaeology and ancient tribal life, maritime and pirate life, early pioneers, Seminole traditions, Captains & Life Saving Station rescue, Lighthouse Keepers life, WWII Secret Spy station and Native flora & fauna of the Lighthouse area. The club meets the third Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm, cost is $20 per child for fall or winter session (4 meet dates), due at registration. Registration is open now and space is limited, call 561-747-8380 x101 or come by the gift shop to sign up.
So the next time you stay at the Jupiter Beach Resort and want a truly memorable experience, venture to the Jupiter Lighthouse.