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Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

880 Belcher Rd, Gasparilla Island State Park, Boca Grande, FL 33921
+1 941-964-0060
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Nice Lighthouse to view and take a tour inside.

We visited this Lighthouse on the last weekend of April, because this was the yearly Lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carly M
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Tampa, Florida
Lighthouse visit.

Fun and beautiful location. Take the time to visit. We even saw manatees near the shore. Nice... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
janice b
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The beautiful Port Boca Grande Lighthouse sits at the Southern most tip of Gasparilla Island and is located within Gasparilla Island State Park. The oldest building on the island was built in 1890 and saw five Lighthouse Keepers and their families make this beautiful structure home. The Light marks the entrance to Boca Grande Passe and is still an active aid to navigation today. It currently houses a lovely history museum and gift shop operated and maintained by Barrier Island Parks Society. Barrier Island Parks Society's mission is to Inspire, Education, and Preserve. While there is no admission fee, it is operated on donations. Your donation at the front door and/or your purchases at the unique museum gift shop, keeps the Lighthouse Museum open to the public and provides for many educational programs throughout the four local barrier island state parks; Gasparilla Island State Park, Cayo Costa State Park, Don Pedro Island State Park and Stump Pass Beach State Park.
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880 Belcher Rd, Gasparilla Island State Park, Boca Grande, FL 33921
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this Lighthouse on the last weekend of April, because this was the yearly Lighthouse tour. We were able to go inside and climb the 40 stairs to the top and climb out a window and take in the view. The beach here is...More

Thank Carly M
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Fun and beautiful location. Take the time to visit. We even saw manatees near the shore. Nice break in the pool beach routine.

Thank janice b
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. We hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A fun stop and interesting history that is documented in their museum. Nice little gift shop and fun to watched the fishing boats rock and roll in a big fishing area on the point.

Thank LadyTigerSC
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you visiting us at the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop. We hope you enjoyed it and will visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The last time we were here the beach had eroded and it was a sheer drop to the Gulf. This year is was all redone and the beach is back to it's former beauty. you can come on to the beach and walk a good...More

Thank Beth H
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Learned a lot about the history of the area that I would not have know. Very easy visit lists to learn.

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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum. We hope you are able to visit with us again soon!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Mostly information, very few items artifacts on display. Small rooms made for difficult traffic flow. Great locationMore

Thank Kathy K
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for visiting historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum. As the oldest structure on Gasparilla Island, built in 1890, its rooms are small leaving little room for large collections. It was built as a Principal Keeper's dwelling not as a museum. That being...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Lovely architecture and fantastic views. Small museum that shows some of the local history, worth a visit

Thank petertabberer
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. We hope you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your wonderful review!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

At the end of the 8 mile road is where you will learn how Gasparilla’s story began. The museum resides on the top level of a two story beach-house. No entry fee required. Although shirts and non sandy feet are a requirement. Small mementos are...More

Thank John L
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your review - we hope you enjoyed your visit to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum. While we do not charge admission to the museum, we do have donation boxes in place. Donations and the sales from our gift shop help our...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Especially if you are a museum geek, this fun museum was perfect to walk around after a few days in the sun. There is so much info about the area and the docents are very knowledgeable. I could have been there for hours but I...More

Thank Kimberly C
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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope you visit us again soon! We love our island and our lighthouse and we are passionate about sharing its treasures of history and nature!

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

The Lighthouse museum is a gem at the far end of Gasparilla Island. Interesting displays of the history of the area. It is not very big, but if one pf the volunteers is there to explain a little of the history you can take some...More

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BIPS0060, Manager at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. We hope you enjoyed your visit!

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Diane R
15 April 2017|
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There are 15 steps from ground level up to the lighthouse porch. There is an operating elevator on ground level that will also take you up to the porch. The museum and gift shop are located on porch level. I hope that... More
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