PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE - Pensacola, FL Active: Yes Characteristics: White flashing every twenty seconds. Height: 150 feet, 177 steps History: Constructed 1856 -1858. First Lighted January 1, 1859. On National Register Listing. Lens: Original: First-order revolving Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1858). Present: First-order revolving Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1868). Focal Plane: 191 feet (highest focal plane in Florida). Other Buildings: Brick, two-story keeper's dwelling. Coordinates: 30 20 46 N 87 18 29 W Operated by: United States Coast Guard Visit Status: Grounds Only - except on Saturdays, May through October. Days Open: Tower and Keeper's Quarters open on Saturdays May through October. Facilities: Museum, located in the Keeper's Quarters. Hours Open: 12 noon until 4 pm from May through October Fees: Adults $5.00, children ages 7-11 $3.00. Must at least 7 years old to climb the tower. Visitor Info: Display rooms in the restored 1869 Keepers Quarters are open to the public . Private tours for other days may be arranged by contacting either Wanda Mayo, tel.850-916-7864 or Pat Easterwood 850-433-7466.
by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association