For the best view in town, climb the 88 steps to the top of this 1847 lighthouse. The 92-foot structure has a Fresnel lens, which was installed in the 1860s at a cost of $1 million. The keeper lived in the adjacent 1887 clapboard house, which now exhibits vintage photographs, ship models, nautical charts, and lighthouse artifacts from all along the Key reefs. A kids' room is stocked with books and toys.
Feb 5, 2005
I went to the lighthouse & museum when I was "beached-out". The home/museum is small & hard to get around in. The yard is nice and the view from the lighthouse is nice. However--it is expensive! The value for the buck is NOT MUCH. Whenever we walk past it, my daughters or husband will ask "Shall we go to the lighthouse today?" NO!!!!!!!!