Closed to the public more than two years ago, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is reopening will be offering tours of the lighthouse and other historic destinations like you’ve never seen them before starting on Jan. 8.
If you’ve even wondered what the view is inside a lighthouse, you can now see for yourself! The tours will be three hours long and depart from the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral. In addition to the lighthouse, the tour will stop at the Air Force Space, Missile History Center and two historic launch complexes, along with admission into the Exploration Tower.
Howard Pembleton, business owner from Titusville, said he first moved to Titusville when the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse closed.
“All of the locals would tell me how amazing the lighthouse was. As soon as it reopens I’ll definitely be going on a tour to check it out for myself,” Pembleton said.
Originally built in 1868, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse was 60 feet tall. Nearly twenty years later, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved a mile and a half inland to prevent erosion, resulting in a second, taller lighthouse to be built.
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse tours will educate guests on the lighthouse’s history and other fascinating facts.
Don’t worry about that brutal Florida heat because all guests will be comfortably transported inside air-conditioned buses for this three-hour tour. Tours will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse will provide tour guides to ensure this experience is as enjoyable, entertaining and educational as possible. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse tours are truly a one-of-a-kind experience that everyone will enjoy visiting.
Stacy Chapman, stay at home mom from Cape Canaveral, said she’s excited to see the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse reopen to the public.
“Before it closed my kids we’re too young to go on the tours, and when I heard they were closing I was disappointed because I thought they would never be able to see it up close and personal,” Chapman said.
Chapman said once the Lighthouse reopens she plans on taking her kids on a tour.
- Tours are three hours long and depart from the Exploration Tower, in Port Canaveral, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
- Tickets are $27 per person and guests must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling SunWard Tours are (321) 453-3994
- Must be 12 years old and up to attend tours
- Wear closed-toed shoes
- Bring your photo ID to check-in
For tickets and more information please visit CanaveralLight.org or call (321) 453-3994
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer