Loxahatchee River Historical Museum
Contact Address Information:
500 Captain Armour's Way
This lighthouse was designed by Lt. George Meade, who later was the general in command of the Union forces at the Battle of Gettysburg. A restoration of the lighthouse began in 1999 and was completed in April 2000. Hurricane Jeanne did some damage to the tower in 2004; repairs were completed in late 2005. On November 11, 2019 ownership of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was transferred from the United States Coast Guard to the Bureau of Land Management, however the Loxahatchee River Historical Society is still responsible for the lighthouse and Visitors Center. In October/November of 2019 the lighthouse was repainted.
Tower Height: 105
Height of Focal Plane: 146
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 30 seconds; range 25 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Red, conical brick tower with black cast iron lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1860
Date Present Tower Built: 1860
Date Automated: 1987
Optics: 1860: First order Fresnel lens (still in use).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.
Open To Public? Yes.
For hours and details see http://jupiterlighthouse.org/jupiter-lighthouse_hours.php
From I-95, exit Indiantown Rd. East, then turn left/north at US Highway 1. Turn right/east at Beach Rd. Turn right into Lighthouse Park. Free admission and parking.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Thomas Twiner (1860), Jose "Joseph" Francisco Papy (1861), August Oswald Lang (under Confederacy), James Paine (under Confederacy), William B. Davis (1866-1869), James Armour (1869-1908), Joseph H. Moss, Joseph A. Wells (1908-1919), Thomas Knight (1919), Charles Franklin Seabrook (1919-1946), Edmond Louis Arruda (Coast Guard, 1947-1948)