Hours of Operation:
Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting).
. Tickets may be purchased in the Lighthouse, the Keepers Cottage (Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center), the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum..
Individual Site Ticket:
to the Port Isabel Lighthouse OR the Treasures of the Gulf Museum OR the Port Isabel Historical Museum.
Senior Citizens*: $3.00
Children 5 & Under (must be at least 38″ and 4 years old tall to climb the lighthouse): Free
Museum Member***: Free
Combination Site Ticket:
to the Port Isabel Lighthouse AND the Treasures of the Gulf Museum AND the Port Isabel Historical Museum.
Senior Citizens*: $7.00
Children 5 & Under (must be at least 38″ tall to climb the lighthouse): Free
Museum Member***: Free
*Senior Citizens (55 & over); **Students (K – College with ID); ***Museum Member (with Membership Card)
All ticket sales are final. Tickets can be purchased at any of the Museum facilities or at the Visitors Center in the Keepers Cottage and need not be redeemed in the same visit.
Schools to all three sites: K-College: $2.00 per person
Teachers to all three sites*: $2.00 per person
(*During school tours, teachers, parents, aides and chaperones pay $1.00 for individual sites or $2.00 for all three sites.)
NOTE: No more than 60 students per hour. Special arrangements must be made for groups over 60 and no group shall exceed 80 individuals. Tour time for one museum is 45 minutes to 1 hour and 2 ½ to 3 hours for all three sites.
IMPORTANT: One adult sponsor for every 10 students.
LIGHTHOUSE TOUR RULES & INFO: Kinder – 1st grade: A minimum of two (2) adults per five (5) students. (One adult at the bottom of the stairway and one at the top of the. lighthouse). 2nd – 12th grade: Two (2) adults for every ten (10) students.. (One adult at the bottom of the stairway and one at the top of the lighthouse). Headstart and Pre-K: Are not allowed to climb to the top of the lighthouse for safety purposes. (Must be 4 years old and at least 38″ tall to climb the lighthouse.)
No food, drink or chewing gum.
No backpacks or bags.
No pencils, pens, markers or crayolas or any other writing instruments.
All ticket sales are final. Tickets can be purchased at any of the Museum facilities or at the Visitors Center in the Keepers Cottage and need not be redeemed in the same visit. The Port Isabel Lighthouse is operated by the City of Port Isabel.
The City of Port Isabel will co-host a celebration at the Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site with the Texas Historical Commission and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 2 from 2 – 3 p.m.
The celebration comes on the heels of the September 1st transfer of the historic lighthouse from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission. Vice-Chair John Crane of the Texas Historical Commission will be on hand to make welcoming remarks and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting on the steps of the historic structure.
The public is invited to attend. Food and drink will be offered during the reception. The Lighthouse will be open on Wednesday, October 10/2, free of admission charge, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
“We’re all looking forward to the exciting future that this partnership brings. The Lighthouse is important and vital to us. The City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation have been partners with the State for many decades and are happy to continue in that role,” says Calvin Byrd, Port Isabel Economic Development Board Chair. City Manager, Jared Hockema adds, “we’re happy to co-host this event with the Texas Historical Commission and Commissioners on this important day and invite the public to join in the celebration.”