Out to See April 10, 2014

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:17 AM.

Cape St. George Light Offers Free Climbing April 12

In celebration of Florida Lighthouse Day, Saturday, April 12, the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will offer free climbing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lighthouse, Museum, and Gift Shop will be open. Climbers still need to get a free ticket at the Lighthouse Gift Shop to present to the lighthouse keeper before they climb.  All climbers must be at least 40 inches tall.

 Florida Lighthouse Day is celebrated annually in April to commemorate the state’s remaining lighthouses.  While there were at one time 59 lighthouses to guide mariners into the state’s ports and rivers, the Cape St. George Light is one of only 30 currently standing in Florida. 

 The glass in the lantern room of the Lighthouse has been recently replaced, enhancing the spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay from the top of the Lighthouse.  Visitors climb 92 wooden stairs and an eight-rung ladder to access the lantern room.  

The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Gulf Beach Drive on St. George Island.  Parking is available in the lots on the west and east sides of the park.

For more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745 or Terry Kemp at 927-2000

 



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