Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is home to the United States Air Force Space Command's 45th Space Wing. This is where many of today's rocket launches take place, but it's also the launch site of many American space pioneers including the first U.S. Earth satellite, the first U.S. astronaut, and the first U.S. astronaut in orbit, to name a few. While most of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is closed to the public, you can tour the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse with an official lighthouse tour.
Canaveral Tours provides tours of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. You are transported to the lighthouse and enjoy a guided tour by lighthouse docents, sharing the history of the lighthouse, keepers and the cape. Museum and gift shop are also located on premises. The tour includes views of current and historical launch complexes while driving through the Air Force Station. Stops at the launch complexes and memorials for the Mercury and early Apollo missions give you a great opportunity to see up close a part of spaceflight history. You also get to see and hear about historic cemeteries of early settlers, wildlife on vast surroundings of the cape and operational hangers and launch complexes supporting space exploration.
Tours are scheduled weekly and are via a comfortable 10 passenger air conditioned coach. Always check out our calendar for special dates, you can find our calendar on our website www.CanaveralLighthouse.Tours or at www.CanaveralLight.org, home to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation. Standard tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and additionally most Saturdays. Group custom and private tours are available for additional dates, contact us for scheduling. Tours require 2 day advance reservation for security clearance. Foreign visitors require 4 days advance reservation. Personal identification must be provided to obtain security clearance prior to tour.
Pickup and parking is at Port Canaveral Exploration Tower. Free admission to the tower is included in ticket. Tower is open from 10am to 5pm.
Length of tour is approximately 3 1/2 hours
Minimum height of 48″ tall is required to climb lighthouse. You must wear closed toed shoes that have a heel support, no flip flops, no slider/slip-on shoes (including athletic slip on shoes), no high heels.
Guests are not allowed to bring luggage, suitcases or over-sized backpacks on tour. Cameras and camera bags are allowed.