Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jupiter Lighthouse - Beautiful vista, rich history

Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum
Jupiter (Palm Beach County), Florida
Loxahatchee River Historical Society
Open for tours Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m-5 p.m. with last tour at 4 p.m.
Admission includes Museum exhibits and
Lighthouse Tour.

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Facts about the Jupiter Lighthouse: 

By Jane Feehan

The Jupiter Lighthouse, one of 29 in Florida, stands 108 feet tall and overlooks the beautiful aqua waters of the Jupiter Inlet.  Many visitors combine the lighthouse tour with a swim in the clear inlet – a great respite in hot summer months.
Preserved and operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, the Jupiter Lighthouse (completed in 1860) and surrounding 126 acres has been declared an “Outstanding Natural Area,” the second such designation for a lighthouse in the U.S., and the first east of the Mississippi River.

A museum on the property highlights history of the American Indians who once lived in the area, the Seminole Wars of the 1800s, Jupiter families, and World War II uses of the lighthouse.

Picnics permitted; grills are not. There’s plenty of seating and things to do if a climb to the top of the lighthouse is not on your agenda. © 2010 Jane Feehan. All rights reserved.

Florida, lighthouses, Jupiter

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