Preservation 50 Friday: Discover Ponce de Leon Lighthouse

Florida's tallest lighthouse.

Florida’s tallest lighthouse.

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is the second tallest lighthouse in the United States. It guards the treacherous waters off the east coast of Florida. Located 10 miles south of Daytona Beach, this lighthouse offers much to explore.

Fresnel Lens on display.

Fresnel Lens on display.

The campus has a visitor’s center, Keeper’s house and dwellings, museum and lens exhibit. The lighthouse museum features exhibits on the United States Lighthouse Service. The Ayers Davies Lens Exhibit Building houses one of the finest collections of restored Fresnel Lens in the world.

A view from the lighthouse.

A view from Ponce de Leon Lighthouse.

On Memorial Day,  the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse honors service personnel with free admission. For more details, visit


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