After falling in the Gulf of Mexico, Cape St. George Lighthouse was restored. Be a part of efforts to save Florida’s lighthouses. Visit one of Florida’s iconic lighthouses during April for Florida’s Lighthouse celebration. Admission fees, memberships and donations help maintain lighthouses.
St. Marks Lighthouse reopened last year after being restored.
Only 29 Florida lighthouses remain and five of them have been declared excess by the US Coast Guard. Lighthouses have played a critical role in Florida’s history; making it possible to explore, settle and develop Florida’s 1350 miles of coastland according to the Florida Lighthouse Association’s website. Check out events at these lighthouses.
Ponce de Leon is Florida’s tallest lighthouse.
April 6-Ponce de Leon Lighthouse Day
Celebrate Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Enjoy festivities and see a reenactor. Learn about the daily activities of lightkeepers. Explore workshops for children and families.
Gasparilla Iskand has two Lighthouses.
April 13-Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Gasparilla Lighthouse Climb
Double your fun on this one special day of the year when you can climb both lighthouses. Cool down with lemonade, cake and more after the climb. Reserve climbs in advance. Space is limited.
Cape Florida Lighthouse is the oldest structure in South Florida.
April 13- Cape Florida Baynanza
Volunteers help landscape the grounds of Cape Florida during Miami’s Baynanza celebration. Baynanza celebrates Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of South Florida’s most important ecological systems at various locations.
Anclote Key Lighthouse last open house celebrated it reopening.
April 20- Anclote Key Lighthouse Open House
Climb the lighthouse for a panoramic view of the pristine island. Buy a memorial brick and memorabilia to support the lighthouse.
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