Welcome to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse has stood on the Cape for over 150 years. Situated amidst America’s Premier Gateway to Space, the lighthouse is owned by the United States Space Force and maintained as an active aid to navigation by the United States Coast Guard. Visits to the lighthouse, museum, and gift shop are available via prescheduled tours, only.  Open House for CCSFS badged personnel occurs every Wednesday from 10:00 – 1:00.

We are open for scheduled tours, but since we are located on an active military installation, you cannot drive your own vehicle onto the facility.  Members of the public can only visit by taking a tour, which must be booked at least two days prior, to process through Space Force Security.  Unlike most other military installations, even if you have a military ID (active duty or retired), you won’t be able to get onto CCSFS unless you also have a badge specifically for that purpose.  You will have to take the public tour.  Please see our Visit page for tour information.  So make plans now to come visit us!

Check out our brochure.

Click Here for a 12 minute video tour of the lighthouse presented by our Historian, Barbara Moser, produced by the Space Launch Delta 45 Public Affairs Office.

Click here for a 321 Liftoff Podcast about visiting the lighthouse.

Click here for a US Lighthouse Society podcast for the lighthouse.  This is an hour long podcast the first half of which is a discussion about Patos Island Light in Washington State.  The Cape Canaveral Light discussion is in the 2nd half.

Latest News

Face masks are required when touring inside the lighthouse and museum, regardless of vaccination status.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

We hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday and that one of your New Year’s resolutions is to visit our lighthouse in 2022.  It’s a beautiful time of the year to be out at the light station.  We hope to see you soon.

Our quarterly member and brick holder caravan tour to the lighthouse was held on Saturday, December 4th from 4:30-6:00pm.   Everyone not only got to see the beautiful Christmas decorations, but saw the beacon shining from the top of the lighthouse, with the lighted wreath, too!  If you’re not yet a member or brick holder, please considering becoming a member or buying a brick before our next tour in March 2022, so you can take advantage of this special FREE event, only open to those individuals.

If you don’t have the time to take the regular full tour on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (that includes space history), try our special Lighthouse and Hangar C only tour.  You will be able to come just to the lighthouse for a 1+ hour visit.  You will also be able to see the tremendous collection of artifacts from the Air Force Space and Missile Museum Annex next door in Hangar C.

Upcoming Events

Meet the MOB

The Museums of Brevard (MOB) is an informal alliance of interested museums and historic sites in Brevard County, Florida (including the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse).  Together we: advertise and promote each other’s facilities both individually and jointly; share activity information and coordinate upcoming events; share best practices and lessons learned in museum administration and management, including fundraising, grant writing and collections management; and assist other members with special requests.

Check out the MOB Brochure and see all the sites!

Visit the MOB website for links to every member.

Like the MOB on Facebook and find out all the things happening!

Message from Our Foundation President

I hope everyone had a great holiday and happy new year. I would like to say thank you for your support to the lighthouse during 2021 which was a challenging year. That said, in 2021 the lighthouse was visited by 2148 visitors from 41 states and we now have 545 members. The continued support by our sponsors, donors, members and volunteers allows the foundation to fulfill our mission of preserving the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, promoting public awareness and making the full restoration of the lighthouse grounds a reality, while educating our youth and providing public access to this unique national landmark.

Due to the generosity of our 2021 sponsors, members, and private donors, we were able to keep the light shining during the pandemic. We opened the Keeper’s Cottage doors to celebrate the opening of our Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Museum and Gift gift shop. In a continued challenge to return to normalcy we held our annual Descendants Day and Volunteer Appreciation Day. In October we held a very well attended fundraiser at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne. We finished 2021 with the lighthouse being included on the Museums of Brevard Holiday Tour of Historic Homes. We are working with Brevard County Schools to begin field trips to the lighthouse again. Prior to the pandemic our history education program had surpassed hosting more than 800 fourth graders from Brevard County Schools on field trips.

In 2022 we expect a full return to normalcy and will host Sponsor Appreciation Day, Descendants Day, Volunteer Appreciation Day, a fund raiser at the American Muscle Car Museum and a 5K/10K race which will begin and end at the lighthouse.

As a final thought I want to say thank you to our members, the brick owners, and our sponsors who provide the funding to keep the light shining. I hope each and everyone of you take advantage of the opportunities to visit the lighthouse and museum which continues to evolve and exist due to your generosity. If you are not a member please join and if you are please renew. All of you are key to the mission—”to preserve, protect, promote and interpret the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and its historical significance” to others. Please visit our website https://canaverallight.org for additional information.

Please visit our website https://canaverallight.org for additional information.

Everyone have a great 2022 and help us keep the light shining.

Let’s keep the light shining bright. Have fun and be safe.

Larry

Visit

Since the lighthouse is on an active military installation, it can only be reached by taking a tour

Shop

Our online shop is under construction. Please check back or visit our gift shop at the museum or Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.

Explore and Learn

Learn about the Cape Canaveral lighthouses, from 1848 to the Space Age

Get Involved

Our donors, members and volunteers play a vital role in making the lighthouse available to everyone