Photo: Stan Beckstrom
Characteristics: White flashing every twenty seconds.
Height: 150 feet, 177 steps
DayMark: Conical tower with lower third painted white and upper two-thirds painted black with a black lantern
History: Constructed 1856 -1858. First Lighted January 1, 1859. On National Register Listing.
Lens: Original: First-order revolving Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1858). Present: First-order revolving Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1868). Focal Plane: 191 feet (highest focal plane in Florida).
Construction: Builder: Capt. John Newton, US Army. Conical brick tower constructed of brick, granite and iron.
Other Buildings: Brick, two-story keeper's dwelling.
30 20 46 N
87 18 29 W
Operated by: United States Coast Guard
Visit Status: Grounds and museum year around click here for calendar for current hours of operation
Days Open: Tower and Keeper's Quarters open.
Facilities: Museum, located in the Keeper's Quarters.
Hours Open: Visit website for current hours found at bottom of this page
Fees: Adults $5.00, children ages 7-11 $3.00. Must at least 7 years old to climb the tower.
Visitor Info: Display rooms in the restored 1869 Keepers Quarters are open to the public . Private tours for other days may be arranged by contacting either Jon Hill 850-637-4050 or Wanda Mayo, 850-916-7864. The lighthouse tower is again open to the public . For the time the tower was closed Mr. Mike Rowen generously offered his video so that those who could not climbed the tower could still get a sense of what the climb would be like. This 2-minute-10 second clip was produced in 1994 for broadcast television. The commentary/ narration was provided by Walter Tappan, who served as a USCGA guide at that time. This video is dedicated to his memory. We thank Mr. Rowen for this generous contribution. Click here to view the video
Special tours: Light of the Moon Tours, Ghost Hunts and Private Ghost Hunts Available - click here
Watch the Blue Angels practice from the top of the lighthouse. Reservations required 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Check dates at the Pensacola Lighthouse website - click here Cost $15 per person.
Lighthouse open for public tours following the practice.
Regular public tour Admission $5 per adult; $3 for, active duty military, senior citizens and children 7 to 11.
Contact: Jon Hill (850) 393-1561
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