Street Address
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, FL 33469
Mailing Address
500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, FL 33469
phone: 561-747-8380
fax: 561-575-3292
e-mail: info@jupiterlighthouse.org
web: www.jupiterlighthouse.org
Hours
Hours January through April
Last Lighthouse grounds admission tour is at 4 pm. The Museum & Gift Shop close at 5 pm. Children must be 48" to climb the Lighthouse.
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
Closed most major holidays. Check website: www.jupiterlighthouse.org for early closings or late openings.
Hours May through December
Last Lighthouse grounds admission tour is at 4 pm. The Museum & Gift Shop close at 5 pm. Children must be 48" to climb the Lighthouse.
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Closed most major holidays. Check website: www.jupiterlighthouse.org for early closings or late openings.
Admissions
Lighthouse & Museum Adult-$9, Children (6-18)-$5, 5 & under-free, active U.S. military with current ID admitted free. Active military and their families admitted free from Memorial Day to Labor Day as a Blue Star Museum.
Adults: $12
Seniors: $10
Military (Active with ID): Free
Members: free
Children (6-18): $6
Children under 6: Free
Veterans $10
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Jamie Stuve, President & CEO
phone: 561-747-8380 x102
Belle Forino, Director of Development
phone: 561-747-8380 x107
Kathleen Glover, Dir. of Marketing & Community Affairs
phone: 561-747-8380 x105
Katrina Heller, Operations Manager
phone: 561-747-8380 x100
Amanda Dixon, Program Director
phone: 561-747-8380 x110
Josh Liller, Historian & Collections Manager
phone: 561-747-8380 x108

Description

Climb to the top of the 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse - a great tour destination and the best view in Palm Beach County. A history Museum in a renovated WWII building exhibits "Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee," featuring Native American, Seminole, European Contact, Pioneer, Lighthouse and Military history, including a lighthouse video and Museum Gift Shop. Exterior exhibits include the 1892 Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Seminole Chickee & Kiosks, Keeper's Workshop as well as the Lighthouse and Oil House exhibit. The historic Lighthouse is the centerpiece of the federally designated Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, one of only three in the entire country.

Mission

As Stewards of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society preserves and interprets the dynamic heritage, ancient cultural history and sensitive natural systems of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstandins Natural Area and the Loxahatchee River Region in southeast Florida.

History

The Loxahatchee River Historical Society,incorporated in 1972, has stewarded and preserved the unique history of northern Palm Beach County, the Loxahatchee River region and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse for over 43 years. As managers of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse the Society was responsible for its protection and restoration and for the interpretation of the site, from Native American habitation dating back at least 5,000 years to modern military occupation. Sitting at the juncture of the Loxahatchee River, the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet, the Society spearheaded efforts to have this 120 acre Lighthouse site designated the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area by Congress in 2008 as part of the National Consesrvation Lands. The Society provides guided tours to over 80,000 visitors, residents and students annually.

Artifacts Collections

The Society collections include Florida prehistoric, Spanish contact, pioneer and military artifacts, textiles, documents, photographs, maps and furniture. Significant collections include the Bessie DuBois,John Durham and Jupiter Lifesvaing Station collections.

Educational Programs

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Programs

Students: Our site and K-12 curriculum is approved by the Palm Beach County School Board. Fourth grade students are intorduced to Florida History, and that is our primary focus. We provide teacher and student resources on our website. Pre-K educational program is Lighthouse chickee Chats - Storytelling and Crafts for young children. This monthly program is free. Families and Adults: Hikes Through History, Lighthouse Lectures, Hands-On History programs, Wild & Scenic Film Festival. In 2014, over 2,900 guided tours were given to visitors and schools.

Facilities

Facilities include the restored 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Oil House, the restored 1920 Keeper's Workshop, the restored WWII Naval Housing building (now the Museum), and the restored 1892 George Washington Tindall House.

Performance Areas

Governance

Incorporated in 1972 as a 501c3 nonprofit, the Society is governed by a Board of Directors who meet monthly and a President & CEO administrator.

Library

A small research library and archives is overseen by the Historian and Collections Manager. Appointments are necessary.

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

ADA

ADA parking and access ramps are located by the entrance to the Museum. ADA access is available throughout the site, with the exception of the historic lighthouse.

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours