Since the lighthouse is located on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, visitors must take one of the many tours offered in order to visit this wonderful lighthouse, museum and gift shop. Unfortunately, you cannot drive out there in your own vehicle.
Only U.S. Citizens are allowed to tour the lighthouse and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at this time due to Department of Defense restrictions on military installations world-wide.
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is a member of the Museums of Brevard. After you’ve visited us, please check out all the other great museums and historic sites in Brevard County. Click Here for the MOB Brochure.
Lighthouse and Spaceflight Exploration Van Tour
Individual and small group 4-hour tour of the lighthouse area and historic spaceflight sites offered by Canaveral Tours. Also available are shorter lighthouse and Hangar C tours offered occasionally.
Membership and Brick Holders Quarterly Tour
Every quarter, we provide a free special tour for Members of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation and donors who have supported us by purchasing bricks along our walkway. Each person may bring a carload of friends and family for free to visit the Lighthouse, Hangar C and historic Launch Complex 26, including the Air Force Space and Missile Museum. If you’re not yet a member or brick holder, please consider becoming a member or buying a brick before our next quarterly tour so you can take advantage of this special FREE event, only open to those individuals who support the lighthouse.
Special Tours for Community Groups (e.g., scouts, women’s clubs, HOAs, etc.) are available, with restrictions. See below for further details.
Educational Tours are available for public, private, and home school groups. See below for additional information and to request a tour.
Camera Use Policy
Photography is permitted at the lighthouse and museum. However, taking photos of other locations on the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is strictly prohibited, except at designated historic sites.
Large bags or backpacks are not permitted.
You must wear closed-toed shoes that have a heel support, no flip flops, no slider/slip-on shoes, no high heels.
For their safety children must be at least 48 inches tall to climb the tower and must be able to do so under their own power. Carrying children or animals in the tower is prohibited.
The museum and public restrooms are handicapped accessible. The lighthouse is not.
Climbing the lighthouse is limited to the 5th level for small tours and the 3rd level for large tours. Service animals are welcome, but cannot go above the 1st level of the lighthouse.
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation offers free special tours for community, civic and youth groups that provide their own transportation. We offer these tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the mornings. These tours require a minimum of 10 participants and must be requested at least three weeks in advance. All members of the group must provide identification to the Space Force prior to the tour.
You will be escorted, via a car caravan, in your group’s private vehicles, on to the Space Force Station and to the lighthouse and back, starting at the Sands Space History Center. You will visit the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and Museum, the Air Force Space and Missile Museum at historic Launch Complex 26, and Hangar C Museum Annex, where you can walk among restored missiles, rockets and space capsules.
If you have a group of 10 or more that would like to tour the lighthouse, please complete the Group Tour Request below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 weeks prior to your desired tour date and we will get back to you to set this up.
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse School Tours are designed for public, private, charter or home schooled students and bring Florida’s lighthouse history to life with a tour inside the Lighthouse and the Keeper’s Cottage Museum. Available dates are Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays starting at 9:30 AM.
School Tours last approximately 60-90 minutes depending on the size of your school group. You’ll be able to visit the Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage Museum. The Air Force Space and Missile Museum may be added for an extended tour. Our volunteers will escort your students during the tour and the tour is free.
Transportation is provided and paid for by you, the requester. Your groups will be met by badged volunteers outside the Space Force Station (SFS) gates and escorted onto the SFS.
Once we agree on your date, we’ll provide the lead teacher with a Cape Canaveral Lighthouse lesson plan and presentation so you can prepare your students. The materials are designed to meet the 4th grade Sunshine State Standards but are of interest to all age groups.
A minimum of 10 students are required for these tours. If you have fewer, please see our Visit page to book a public tour.
Complete your tour request now to ensure you get the date you want. Requests must be received at least 3 weeks prior.