The St. George Lighthouse Association will be hosting a Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Trail on Friday, October 29th from 7:00-9:00pm. This safe, family-friendly Halloween event will be held in SGI Lighthouse Park. There will be multiple candy stations set up along the sidewalk and spooky decorations lighting up the park. Local businesses and residents are encouraged to set up a station to pass out candy. Space is very limited and spots must be reserved in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 850-653-6880. Guests are encouraged to wear their best fun and scary costumes. Parking is available in the main lighthouse parking area and guests will enter the event through the western sidewalk closest to Gulf Beach Drive. The St. George Lighthouse Association is a non-profit organization and continues to fulfill its mission through the support of our community, visitors, and lighthouse association members. While donations are not required; they are graciously accepted. We hope you will all join us for this free, fun, family event!
The September Sunset and Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to view St. George Island, the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola bay under the evening sky.
The Sunset and Full Moon Climb will begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 9:00 p.m. Fifteen-minute time slots will be allotted for each group on a first come, first served basis. No advanced reservations will be taken. You will purchase your tickets in the gift shop and then sign up for your 15-minute time slot with the lighthouse keeper. Up to 12 persons allowed in each 15-minute time slot. The gift shop will open at 6:30pm to begin selling tickets.
Cost is $10.00 per climber for the general public and $7.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. Cash or credit card payments accepted. All climbers must be at least 40 inches tall to climb the tower and children must be age 13 and over to access the outside catwalk. For more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.
The sun will set at 7:38 p.m. and the “Harvest” moon will rise at 7:51 p.m. on September 20th. The September full moon is called the Harvest moon because Native American tribes began harvesting their staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice at this time. Full Moon names are attributable to native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons.
The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park.
The Cape St George Lighthouse and Museum is CLOSING on Monday, March 16th as a public health precaution due to COVID-19.
The lighthouse, museum, and gift shop will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through the end of the month. We hope to reopen our facilities on Friday, April 3rd.
Many Florida museums and public facilities across the state are starting to close for two weeks to help to stop the spread of the virus and to preserve the long term health of our tourism-based economy.
We will continually assess the circumstances before reopening. We recognize that our community is tourism-based but for the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff members we have made the decision to close our facility for the time being and practice proper social distancing guidelines. Many of our staff members and volunteers are in high-risk categories and we want them to remain safe. We thank you for your support during this unusual time. We look forward to welcoming guests again soon.