Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse has stood on the Cape for more than 150 years. It is part of the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the World’s Premier Gateway to Space, and is one of the most sought after visits for lighthouse enthusiasts.

In addition to the thrill of your visit, you get to climb the lighthouse to the 5th level, visit the museum and gift shop, and see the historical buildings and grounds of the past keepers. Next door to the lighthouse is Hangar C, the Cape Canaveral Space Force Museum Annex, where you can explore the hardware, the history and the spirit of the United States’ ventures into space.

Since the lighthouse is owned by the United States Space Force and maintained as an active aid to navigation by the United States Coast Guard, access is regulated.

Advanced reservations and an authorized escort are required to visit, and you can book a 2-4 hour tour through their website The US Space Force will only authorize visits for US Citizens, and you must be at least 42 inches tall to climb the lighthouse (children may NOT be carried). Personnel with existing clearance for Cape Canaveral Space Force Station can visit the lighthouse on Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm during their open house hours. All other visitors must go through an official lighthouse tour.

Information on the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, tour availability, membership, foundation and educational opportunities, can be found on their website at

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