Type of Attraction: Historic Lighthouse
Hours: Daily, 10 AM to 5 PM (extended summer hours)
Admission: Adults, $5; Ages 11 & under, $1.50
Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, Florida
Phone Number: (386) 761-1821
Directions: From Interstate 95, take Exit 85 (Route 421). Travel East on Dunlawton Avenue. Turn right onto Atlantic Avenue and travel approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto Beach Street and then take a left onto Peninsula Drive. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse will be on your left-hand side.
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse began as the Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse with the purchase of ten acres of land on March 21, 1883. The lighthouse tower design was based on Light-House Board standard plans with modifications made for the specific site. The lantern room was based on the design used at Florida’s Fowey Rocks Lighthouse. Tragically, Chief Engineer Orville E. Babcock and three others drowned in the inlet when construction began in 1884. Despite this setback, the tower was completed three years later in 1887.
For more info visit: www.ponceinlet.org
RICH’S TRIVIA: Completed in 1887, the 175-foot-high Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse has 203 steps and is the tallest lighthouse in Florida.
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