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Independence Day at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-1821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: June 18, 2024
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission
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Did you know that the first building built by our new nation was a lighthouse?  Kick off your 4th of July at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum! Discover the fascinating story of this important National Historic Landmark as you climb 203 steps to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse and explore the largest, best preserved, and most authentic light station in the country. Special family-oriented activities are scheduled on the light station’s grounds between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., including kid-friendly crafts and historic reenactors. A special presentation about founding father, Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury, who oversaw the founding of the United States Lighthouse Establishment (USLHE), and the Cape Henry Lighthouse*, will be offered at 1:00 .p.m.  Oh, by the way, Hamilton’s advocacy for building sturdy lighthouses was strongly supported by that former surveyor, President Washington,  It is said he actually travelled to the area of the Montauk Lighthouse from the capital at New York City to inspect the area for the lighthouse which was built there.