Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Jupiter, FL is a must-see attraction for anyone who wants to learn more about Jupiter’s rich history. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was built in 1887 and is the oldest still operational lighthouse on Florida’s east coast. The museum offers exhibits that document Jupiter’s past and present – from its culture to its ecosystems. With so much to offer, this lighthouse and museum should be at the top of your list when it comes to things to do while visiting Jupiter. Information can be found here.
The exhibit includes an interactive search mission for pirate treasure which teaches about Jupiter history through discovery clues found throughout the museum. Visitors are encouraged to explore with their sense of sight, sound or touch as they try solving these puzzles. See here for information about DuBois Park in Jupiter, FL – A Good Place for a Picnic.
Afterward, visitors can head outside onto a balcony to see Jupiter’s most famous resident, the Jupiter Lighthouse. The Jupiter Inlet was created by entrepreneur John D. MacArthur and completed in 1884 to protect shipping vessels from dangerous reefs near Jupiter Island.
The museum also includes a memorial section that pays tribute to the lives lost on September 11th, 2001 with an exhibit dedicated solely to remembering those who died during this tragic event.