Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc.

Preserving, Restoring, Protecting & Defending Florida's Lighthouse Towers

Boca Grande Lighthouse

Photo: BonnieJean Exum

Active: Yes

Characteristics:  White light flashes every four seconds.

Height: 44 feet, 60 steps

DayMark: White frame dwelling with green shutters and a black lantern tower

History: Built 1890. First Lighted December 31, 1890. Deactivated 1966-1986. On National Register Listing.

Lens: Original: third-and-a-half-order revolving Fresnel lens. Present: 300mm drum lens. Focal Plane: 41 feet.

Construction: Architect and Builder unknown. House-style lighthouse on iron pilings constructed of wood and iron.
Other Buildings: Assistant keeper's house, two cistern, generator shed, replica boardwalk.

Coordinates:      26 43 02 N
                               82 15 39 W

Operated by: Florida State Park Service

Location: Inside Gasparilla Island State Park, and managed and operated by Barrier Island Parks Society.

Visit Status: Open to Public

Days Open:

November 1st to May 31st – Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sundays 12noon to 4pm
June, July, September & October – same hours Wednesday through Sunday, but closed Monday and Tuesdays
Major Holidays and entire month of August – Closed


Facilities: Museum, Gift Shop, handicap accessible
Eva Johnson, gift shop manager

Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum
P.O.Box 637
880 Belcher Rd.
Boca Grande, Florida 33921

.Admission: $5.00 toll to get on Island plus $3.00 per vehicle park entry fee and a $3.00 donation per adult is requested..


Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum Sharon McKenzie, Museum Director
P.O. Box 637
Boca Grande, FL  33921

Email: Info@BarrierIslandParksSociety.org Website: www.BarrierIslandParksSociety.org
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