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 over the St. George Sound. The Crooked River Lighthouse Keeper’s House which was patterned after the original 1895 plans houses museum exhibits and a gift shop. Here both the history and the science of the lighthouse are being interpreted via fascinating exhibits. The original Fresnel lens, built in Paris, France in 1894, is now back home at Crooked River Lighthouse! Come see this fascinating and historic piece of art.
Enjoy a climb to the top of our largest artifact - the 1895 Lighthouse itself! Cost to climb is just $5 and you must be 44 inches or taller to climb. The Crooked River Lighthouse is listed on National Register of Historic Places. Outside take advantage of a small park picnic area that features picnic tables and a small playground.
The museum and gift shop are open Sunday 1–5 P.M., Wednesday 11 A.M.–5 P.M., Thursday 11 A.M.–5 P.M., Friday 11 A.M.–5 P.M., and Saturday 9 A.M.–5 P.M. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Climbs are available during normal operating hours (weather permitting). The last climb must be started one hour before closing.
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 1894 Fresnel lens (built in Paris, France), original Keeper's clocks, a barometer, a glass fire grenade, and more. Plus see the largest artifact of all, the 1895 Lighthouse itself. Also on the grounds, a nice park picnic area features picnic tables, a picnic shelter and a small playground. Crooked River Lighthouse is located at 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle, FL.
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