Visiting the Lighthouse

2081 Radford Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32508
The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum sits on an active military base, Naval Air Station Pensacola.Due to security waits at the gate may be at times lengthy. Please be prepared when approaching the gate with proper identification for yourself and identification for any passengers in the vehicle. If you are scheduled for a tour please take into account the possible wait at the gate. Please visit the link below for Military Regulations to enter and drive on the base. MOTORCYCLE RIDERS there are very specific safety regulations for you.
From Perdido Key, FL and Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, AL:
From 292, cross Perdido Key Bridge and take the first right onto Gulf Beach Hwy. Then take a right onto Blue Angel Parkway and drive through the west gate of NAS Pensacola.  Take Radford Boulevard. The Pensacola Lighthouse will be on the right.
From I-10 East or West:
Take Exit 7 (Pine Forest Road, 297). Head south about 1.5 miles to Blue Angel Parkway.  Drive about 11 miles to west gate of NAS Pensacola. Take Radford Boulevard. Pensacola Lighthouse will be on the right.
From Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Ft. Walton and Destin:
From Highway 98 to Pensacola Bay Bridge, veer left onto Bayfront Parkway, which turns into Main Street. Take a left onto Barrancas Avenue. Continue on Gulf Beach Hwy and turn left onto Blue Angel Parkway and drive through the west gate of NAS Pensacola.  Take Radford Boulevard. The Pensacola Lighthouse will be on the right.
Parking and Entrances
Ensure all adults have a photo ID in their possession, and all insurance/registration paperwork for the vehicle is up to date and in the vehicle.
The main parking lot is located on the north side of the Lighthouse. Parking spaces for those with disabilities are available on the south side (water side) of the lighthouse.
West Gate
NAS Pensacola has a west gate located approx one mile south of  the intersection of Blue Angel Parkway and Sorrento Rd. Evening and weekend open times are very limited. The West Gate is typically open from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays but is subject to change. The Lighthouse will be on your right when entering from the West Gate.



Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1859 lighthouse. The Richard C. Callaway Museum in the restored 1869 keeper's quarters, offers local history exhibits including: Late Weeden Island culture, Presidio Santa Maria de Galve, first Pensacola Lighthouse and the villages of Warrington and Woosley. Also available are a museum store, and programs include a free history lecture series, sunset tours, children’s programs, weddings and special events. The Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

2081 Radford Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 393-1561
Daily Admission
Adults $6.00
Children 12 and under $4.00
Seniors 65+ $4.00
Active Duty Military $4.00
Admission includes museum exhibits and lighthouse.
Hours of Operation
10:00am–5:30pm Daily
For Your Safety
Tower-top tour restrictions: climbers must be 44” or taller, no flip-flops, spike heeled shoes or any trip hazard may be worn to climb the tower stairs. Smoking, food and drink, pets and wet clothing are not permitted on tour or in the museum. 

Spend a Day on the Base

The Lighthouse is located right across the street from the National Naval Aviation Museum, the world's largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida.

Also nearby is Historic Fort Barrancas. This fort was constructed between 1839-1844 to protect the Pensacola Navy Yard. It is now part of the National Park Service and is open for tours.