JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Attention area youths: Get out to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and explore the historic site by taking part in an exclusive outdoor eco-history experience.
The “Lighthouse Kids Explorers Club” targets children ages 8 through 12 and offers opportunities for them to learn about archaeology, ancient tribes, maritime activities, pirate life, the spirit of the early pioneers and the traditions of the Seminole Indians. They also can take tours of the captain’s quarters, the rescue station, the lighthouse keeper’s area and the private outpost for secret spies during World War II.
Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is a strong supporter of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, an historic, natural and environmentally sensitive community treasure operated by the nonprofit Loxahatchee River Historical Society. The company’s clients also support the lighthouse and consider it an asset to the community and one of many reasons they chose to live in the town.
A local landmark that dates back to 1860, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum welcomes visitors to climb the 105 sacred steps of the red conical structure that recently was restored. The 108-foot beacon towers over a 125-acre piece of waterfront property in Jupiter that is a U.S. Coast Guard base. The elevated site, chosen in 1854 by President Franklin Pierce and designed by George Gordon Meade, is an old Indian midden.
The next “Lighthouse Kids Explorers Club” dates are March 16, April 20 and May 18. Time is 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20. For information, call 561-747-8380, Ext. 101.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The grounds include a beautiful museum exhibiting “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee,” an introspective history of World War II-era occurrences along the watershed. The designated natural area is filled with native flora and fauna and has serene walking paths from which to enjoy the landscape.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum boasts a lighthouse keeper’s workshop, the bell from the Pennock Plantation and the Tindall homestead. It offers sunset and moonrise tours, and is a great place for weddings and other special events.
The site on Captain Armour’s Way is south of a neighborhood of Tequesta homes for sale and near Waterfront Properties’ main headquarters on Parkway Street. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an official field-trip site for students in the Palm Beach County School District.