known as the Gasparilla Island Light Station, the lighthouse is the oldest structure on the island and has been a beacon to mariners since 1890. The house-dwelling style lighthouse is home to a comprehensive museum that opened in 1999.
The museum is comprised of five rooms. Three of the rooms are set in chronological order and cover cultural and social history dating from 12,000 B.C. to present. The fourth room, popular for children and adults alike, is the nature room which contains a “please touch” area featuring local bones, fossils and shells. The fifth room is the Sea Daisy, an ever popular museum gift shop offering an array of souvenirs, local artwork and jewelry.
So delight your mind and spirit—enjoy the beach, enjoy the museum, and let history and nature take you away. Did we mention we have gliding benches on our porch?