Summer is upon us. School is out and your family is actively planning cool outings together. Perhaps you should consider bringing the family (kids 12 and older) on a tour to visit the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. During this tour on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, your will also learn about the vital role the 45th Space wings plays in our past, present and future endeavors to explore space. Have you ever wanted to show your family where the brave astronauts climbed into their tiny Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules and were blasted into space? Perhaps you would be more interested in seeing and learning a bit about America’s defensive missile programs. Whatever your keen interest is, you and your family will enjoy visiting our historic lighthouse and hearing from the docents how it operated and what life was like for the keepers of long ago. I bet that your children may not know what a “Wickie” is. Or, why the current lighthouse is the third one built here to protect mariners off the shores of Cape Canaveral. Tours are offered every Friday and Saturday morning. Once you return to the port, you will have access to the Exploration Tower for the afternoon. The amazing view of the port and surrounding area from the observation deck is worth the time. Please keep in mind that US citizens must reserve their seats at least 48 hours in advance and non-US citizens must reserve at least 72 hours in advance.
Be sure to ask your guide what the heck a “Pharologist” is.