Jupiter Tourist Attractions
Jupiter was once the transportation hub of southeast Florida, it is now a recreational area and home of light industry.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse 105 ft (31m) conical tower was built in 1860, making it one of Palm Beach County's oldest buildings. It is located near the junction of the Loxhatchee and Indian Rivers. Between 1861 and 1866, the light was extinguished because the keepers wanted to help Confederate ships break the Union blockade in place during the Civil War. It is still in operation today and is maintained by the Coast Guard.The former oil house has been turned into a museum. The restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee and outdoor exhibits include the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and the Pennock Plantation Bell.
Address: 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter, FL 33469, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Easter - Christian
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Child 18 & under $5.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Facilities: Gift shop
Hibel Museum of Art
Dedicated solely to the art of Edna Hibel, this museum houses more than 1200 pieces including lithographs, oils, sculptures and porcelain objects. Art patrons Clayton and Ethelbelle Bion Craig founded the museum in January, 1977. In July of 2002, the Hibel Museum of Art moved to its the John D. MacArthur Campus of the Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter. Edna's art as well as other touring art collections are featured.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Jonathan Dickinson State Park includes the Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River. Over 12,000 acres allow visitors to watch the many birds including bald eagles, scrub jays and sandhill cranes that thrive amongst the parks plant life. Guided tours of the 1930s homestead of pioneer Trapper Nelson are available.
Florida History Center & Museum
Florida History Center & Museum present the history of Florida through photographs and memorabilia. Some of the exhibits feature fossil shells and Seminole artifacts.