The 77-foot Cape St. George Lighthouse now stands proudly in the center of St. George Island. Built in 1852, the lighthouse stood on Cape St. George or "Little St. George" and guided ships through the dangerously shallow waters for over 150 years. On October 21, 2005, the lighthouse fell. A dedicated group of volunteers reclaimed the original pieces and rebuilt it where it stands today. The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage includes a museum with exhibits that tell about the history of the lighthouse, the keepers and their families, and the maritime culture of the area. A gift shop is also located in the Keepers Cottage.Call (850) 927-7745 for information. Open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from (10 a.m. to 5 during the season and noon-5pm in the winter); and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m., closed on Thursday.
Our next big event:
FULL MOON TOWER CLIMBS & MOONLIT MARITIME MOVIES!
Get 103' closer to that gorgeous full moon.....and help support the oldest maritime landmark in Carrabelle. Climb tickets are $10 and will include a
delicious specialty tea (or a soft drink if you wish) and a tasty treat provided by amazing local pastry chef Sally Crown.
PLUS: FREE MARITIME THEME MOVIES( VINTAGE AND RECENT)
on our new outdoor screen
FRI MAR 9-"The Secret of Roan Inish"
FRI APR 6- "Lighthouses of the Gulf Coast"
SAT MAY 5 - "The Old Man and the Sea" (1958)
SUN JUN 3 - "Mutiny on the Bounty " (1935)
( We'll have to paint the tower again soon-every ten years)
See our website www.crookedriverlighthouse.org
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this 103 foot iron and steel structure was constructed in 1895, to guide ships through East Pass between Dog Island and St. George Island. Decommisioned by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1995, the lighthouse has been restored and is an operating aid to navigation once again. An authentic replica of the keeper's house features both history and science exhibits as well as a gift shop.
The park is a great place forÊa family picnic -or even a quick photo op and fun stop forÊroad weary travelers. The 70 ft wooden ship " The Carabella" provides hours of fun and fantasy.
See our website for museum hours, special events and climbing schedule.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you like maritime history, meeting people from all over the world, and have some spare time to spend in the company of a 115 year old lighthouse give us a call at 850 697-2732