Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Tours Begin Friday, Departs From Exploration Tower At Port Canaveral

By  //  January 8, 2016

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Tickets are $27 per person

ABOVE VIDEO: Sonny Witt, Cape Canaveral historian and author, takes us to the top of the lighthouse, surrounded by rocket launch pads and cruise ships, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouses has shined for over 150 years.

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Beginning Friday, tours of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and other sites at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be conducted on Fridays and Saturdays.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Beginning Friday, tours of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and other sites at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be conducted on Fridays and Saturdays, departing at 8:30 a.m. from the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral in air-conditioned buses.

In addition to the lighthouse, the 3-hour tours include stops at Air Force Space and Missile History Center and at two historic launch complexes.

The tour also includes admission to the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.

The lighthouse tour goes up to the 5th floor of the lighthouse and not to the top  as per the film above.

Guests must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling SunWard Tours. Minimum age is 12 years old.  No open toe shoes are permitted in lighthouse.  Cameras are welcome. Must bring photo ID when checking in.

Tickets are $27 per person. For ticket and information call SunWard Tours at 321­-453-­3994. Go to www.CanaveraLighthouse.com for more information.

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse has stood on the cape for over 150 years>>>

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Today’s Cape Canaveral Lighthouse was originally built about 80 to 90 feet from the first brick tower but was moved inland in the late 1800’s due to the encroaching sea. Relocating a structure this unique is no small task. In the late 1800’s it must have been a daunting one. Given the climate of the Cape, the heat in the summer, as well as the lowlands and swamps that dot the cape, finding a suitable route had to have been a challenge. (U.S. Air Force imagea)


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