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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, Florida Gulf Coast

The Lighthouse, situated on Pensacola Bay across from the Naval Aviation Museum on the Florida Panhandle, offers indoor and outdoor history exhibits, gift shop, Light of the Moon Tours, Ghost Hunts, weddings and special events. All proceeds benefit the restoration and repair of the Pensacola Lighthouse. The Pensacola Lighthouse is the oldest & tallest lighthouse on the Gulf Coast, standing 151 feet tall on a 40 foot bluff on the north side of Pensacola Pass. The lighthouse is built of brick and rests on a 40-foot deep granite foundation. The walls are 10-feet thick at the base and 3-feet thick at the top. There are 177 wrought-iron steps which wrap around a center pole leading to the top of the tower. The Pensacola Lighthouse remains an active aid to navigation, the 1000 watt bulb is magnified by the First Order Fresnel Lens to be seen up to 27 miles out to sea. Climbing tours are offered of the landmark lighthouse built in 1859.



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