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Ponce DeLeon Inlet Lighthouse
4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light is a lighthouse and museum located at Ponce de León Inlet in Central Florida, just south of Daytona Beach. Construction was completed in 1887. At 175 feet, it is the tallest lighthouse in the state and one of the tallest in the United States. The lighthouse and three keepers' dwellings have been restored, and are open to the public seven days a week. The lighthouse tower is open for climbing. The museum displays the original 1867 Barbier et Fenestre first order fixed lens (installed 1887), and 1860 "Henry Lepaute" rotating first order Fresnel lens used at Cape Canaveral Light Station. The tower operates today as a private aid to navigation and is maintained by the museum staff.
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