browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Posted by on April 26, 2016

Located on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, Cape Florida Lighthouse is one of the best know features in the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. The lighthouse and area was named by Ponce de Leon as “Cape of Florida” when he led a Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513. The present lighthouse was completed in 1846. The original lighthouse was damaged during the Second Seminole War. The area has a long history as a secret meeting place for runaway slaves waiting for safe passage to the British Bahamas. In 2004 Cape Florida was designated a National Underground Railroad network to Freedom Site.

Cape Floirida Lighthouse Timeline


Timeline created at

FHP-CapeFloridaLighthouse - 15

Keepers House and Lighthouse

FHP-CapeFloridaLighthouse - 6

Cape Florida Lighthouse


FHP-CapeFloridaLighthouse - 8

Lighthouse Steps

FHP-CapeFloridaLighthouse - 7

Steps and Top of Lighthouse

FHP-CapeFloridaLighthouse - 11

Lighthouse from Seawall

FHP-CapeFloridaLighthouse - 4

Lighthouse Keepers House



Leave a Reply