Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Step inside the grounds of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and transport your group back in time with one of the most authentic historic stations in the country! This is a beautifully preserved structure that reigns as the tallest lighthouse in Florida! Aside from that title, it comes in as the second tallest masonry lighthouse right after Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. Just 10 miles south of Daytona Beach, this historic attraction is easy to fit into any itinerary!
Led by an experienced docent, your guided tour traces the steps of what a lighthouse keeper’s life would have been like in this once isolated post, neighbors only with the deep and quiet Atlantic Ocean. See the Principal Keeper’s Dwelling where they lived, the First and Second Assistant Keeper’s Dwelling, and the Pump House. This was an artesian well dug in 1906 to provide water to the keepers, and the 600-gallon cypress tank still operates today. There are multiple other exhibits reminiscent of the 1800s, each of which will heighten your appreciation for the families courageous enough to give up the comforts of home and friends to tend to the unfamiliar voyagers at sea.
While you won’t be permitted to bring food, drink or backpacks into the lighthouse in an attempt to protect its integrity, there are multiple water fountains located on the premises to quench the thirst of your fellow travelers.