Crooked River Lighthouse
1975 HWY 98 West, Carrabelle, FL 32322 - United States
Nestled in a North Florida forest habitat, the Crooked River Lighthouse beams nightly. The Crooked River Lighthouse Keeper’s House which was patterned after the original 1895 plans houses museum exhibits, a classroom/meeting space and a gift shop. Here both the history and the science of the lighthouse are being interpreted via fascinating exhibits and an educational movie.
Enjoy a climb to the top of the Lighthouse tower on Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 pm (weather permitting) for $5.00 for adults and free to children ages 12 and under. Outside a small park picnic area features picnic tables, picnic shelters and a small playground.
Special Museum Day Events
The Crooked River Lighthouse will be offering FREE lighthouse tower climbs to all children (must be 44 inches to climb). Lighthouse tower climbs are available from 1:00-4:00 pm. Visitors can tackle all 103 feet and 138 inside steps and be rewarded by magnificent views of the St. George Sound and Tate’s Hell State Forest. Kids can make their own model of the Crooked River Lighthouse with card stock. Also the brand new plans for the pirate ship playground, “Carrabella II” will be on display.
Additionally staff and volunteers will be offering a wonderful lantern-making workshop at the Keeper’s House from 1:00-4:30 pm. Materials, instruction and hands-on help will be provided to help guests make some unique, colorful lanterns. Participants will be able to explore their creative side and personalize their lantern to make it uniquely their own. At the end of the workshop, attendees will get to take their own finished lantern home with them.
We are asking for a $5 donation for the lantern making workshop just to cover the cost of the materials.
At the Crooked River Lighthouse Keeper’s House Museum, both the history and the science of the lighthouse are being interpreted via fascinating exhibits and an educational movie. Exhibits include a historical setting of the early 1900’s, examples of beacons and the methods of constructing a skeletal tower lighthouse. Everyday life objects in the Keeper’s Room include its original clocks, a barometer, a glass fire grenade, and more. Also on the grounds, a nice park picnic area features picnic tables, picnic shelters and a small playground. Crooked River Lighthouse is located at 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle, FL.
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