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Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park
Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park

Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Lighthouse
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421 East Queen Isabella Blvd, Port Isabel, TX 78578
956-943-2262
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/port-isabel-lighthouse
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The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities: the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within ... Read more
walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE
Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. In 1952, the Lighthouse was opened as a State Park and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf coast open to the public. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage which is on the grounds of the Lighthouse, is open to the public and houses the Chamber of Commerce and the Port Isabel Visitors Center. There is no admission charge to the Keepers Cottage. Lighthouse tickets can be purchased at the Keepers Cottage or at the Lighthouse. A combination ticket is available. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. or 1/2 hour before closing.

Summer Hours: Daily 9a – 7p
Winter Hours: Daily 9a – 5p

Keepers Cottage Hours (year around):
Monday – Friday 9a – 5p.
Saturday 10a – 4p.

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Dallas

This is a great place to visit with beautiful views of the causeway and the bay.

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We loved climbing up there. The view is nice, and the shops around there are quite fun too.

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San Antonio

Cool place to check out. Jan 2017 they looked like they were putting on a fresh coat of paint. Good place to take the kids and let them roll down the grassy hill until they get dizzy.

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Local from Port Isabel

Great place to climb to the top. See the views and take photos with the Causeway and bay in the background.

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Burns

Historic Lighthouse area has some unique locally owned shops for an afternoon of browsing.

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Laredo

We arrived at a time when it wasn't open. However, it's still a great spot to take pictures, sit, and enjoy the breeze. (Get there at just the right time, and you can even use the picnic table under the tree.

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Weslaco

Great stop on the way in. Your kids will not be able to resist rolling down the hill.

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Denver

There really isn't much here to see except for the view from the lighthouse itself. The lighthouse is just under 60 feet in height.

On Friday nights during the summer free movies are shown on the side of the lighthouse.

If you like watching free movies outside or walking up stairs to see a nice view of the area then this is your attraction.

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Walk to the top of the Lighthouse & view Port Isabel and South Padre island.

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Children and the young at heart will love this! Climb the steps of this historic lighthouse to get a bird's eye view of the bay. This is one of Texas' smallest historic parks. Close at hand is Pirate's Landing Pier with its fishing and the 'pirate ship,' an ice cream parlor, and several good restaurants and bars. If you are down here without a car, catch 'The Wave,' a free transportation bus that will take you all over the island and places in Port Isabel.

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Austin

A must do, at least once in your life.

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A great place to visit to see a part of Texas history.

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Harlingen

Who needs to climb a mountain? Try this instead.

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Learn about SPI history and visit the historical light house.

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Dallas

Great shopping around the Light House!!

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Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park

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