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.
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)