AN OUTSTANDING NATURAL AREA WITH 5,000 YEARS OF HISTORY. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum, in the restored World War II Naval housing building, exhibits "Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee" and outdoor exhibits include the Oil House, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell, Seminole Chickee and Early Native American kiosks.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 1972. The first Lighthouse Museum opened in 1973. Through a long-term lease with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Society has served as the Lighthouse Operations Manager since 1994. The Society is proud to be a managing partner in the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, a unit of our country’s beautiful National Conservation Lands.
As stewards of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and a partner in the National Conservation Lands, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society preserves and interprets the dynamic heritage, ancient cultural history and sensitive natural systems of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area and the Loxahatchee River region.
The Society is responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the historic 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Oil House, 1892 George Washington Tindall House, 1929 Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop and the 1940 WII Naval Housing Building, which houses the museum's indoor exhibits. They develop and maintain the public grounds and pathways, focusing on native Florida landscaping. The museum archives/collection conserves photographs, documents, maps, books, artifacts and furniture for display and research.
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