NOTICE TO GUESTS: We are located on Naval Air Station Pensacola. NAS Pensacola is currently open only to current DoD ID card holders and certain Veterans Health Identification Card holders. Unless sponsored through the Trusted Traveler program, no civilians will be granted access onto the base until further notice, and thus will not be able to access the Lighthouse.
PLEASE NOTE: For those who are granted access onto NAS, the gift shop and lighthouse tower are open. However, the Keeper's Quarters will remain closed until further notice. This means that there are no restrooms or water fountains available to guests. Please plan your visits accordingly. Guests will be required to bring their own masks and wear them at all times while on the premises. Please also supply your own hand sanitizer if desired. Read on-site signage for social distancing requirements.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Beginning Monday, July 6th, our hours of operation will be as follows:
We are closed on the following holidays:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Includes access to all museum exhibits, grounds, and the lighthouse tower
|12 & under, 65+, and Military||$4|
(Currently only DoD ID card holders and certain Veterans Health Identification card holders may access NAS Pensacola to visit the Lighthouse)
Built in 1859 the Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Come climb the tower, take a ghost hunt, or get the best seats in the house for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice flights. The Richard C. Callaway Museum is housed in the restored 1869 keeper’s quarters where you'll explore a wide range of exhibits.
See below for details to make the most of your visit.
The Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum sits on Naval Air Station Pensacola, which is an active military base.
NOTE ABOUT EXCEPTIONS: Please note, visitors from Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Minnesota, or Washington may require additional identification to enter through the security gate of NAS Pensacola.
From the U.S. Department of Defense: "Defense Department installations will no longer accept driver’s licenses from Illinois, Missouri and New Mexico as proof of identity for access control purposes, according to DoD officials. Non-enhanced licenses from Minnesota or Washington also are no longer accepted. Those attempting to gain physical access to DoD installations must show an alternate form of identification, such as a passport."
Other acceptable alternate forms of identification include:
- Social Security Card
- Voter's Registration
- State or Federal Work ID
- Concealed Weapons ID
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 turn right onto Blue Angel Parkway and drive through the Public Gate of NAS Pensacola. Continue down Blue Angel Parkway/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 and make a right onto Blue Angel Parkway. Drive about 11 miles to the Public Gate of NAS Pensacola. Continue down Blue Angel Parkway/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, which will turn into Gulf Beach Highway. Continue on Gulf Beach Highway and turn left onto Blue Angel Parkway and drive through the Public Gate of NAS Pensacola. Continue down Blue Angel Parkway/Radford Boulevard. The Pensacola Lighthouse will be on the right.
The main parking lot is located on Radford Boulevard, and a second smaller lot is available off of Shell Road. Parking spaces for those with disabilities are available in our main parking lot, to the right of the fence line. The first floor of the museum is wheelchair-accessible via a ramp on the east side of the building.