The historic Lighthouse & SpaceX

APRIL 17, 2023

Lighthouse & SpaceX Launch: Monday, April 4/17’s SpaceX Launch may affect hours of operation. The Visitor Center (9a.m. to 5 p.m.) and the Park will be open. Latest information: launch time has been set for 8:00 a.m. CT. The Lighthouse will either open after the launch or will be cleared for the launch. If the launch occurs before 9a.m., every effort will be made to open the Lighthouse by 9 a.m. For more information call (956)943-0735. Update: launch was scrubbed.

APRIL 20, 2023

SpaceX Orbital Launch Test, 4/20/23: Below, a camera view from the top of the Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site, sped up 16x, shows the dust cloud from the launch site as it drifts over Port Isabel. Today, April 2023, was the 170th Anniversary (1853) of the announcement to the maritime world that the Point Isabel Lighthouse was in operation! SpaceX launched its first orbital test launch at 8:33 a.m.

Video by Valerie D. Bates