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Port Isabel Set to Host Grand Reopening of Its Glorious Lighthouse

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A historical landmark owned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Port Isabel Lighthouse is set to have a grand re-opening on January 23rd of its newly renovated site. The ribbon cutting of this historical lighthouse beaming with pride is ready to welcome visitors with a day full of activities planned with an open house from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and festivities starting at 11 a.m.

The restoration was completed, and the lighthouse was formally opened to the public on January 2, 2018, according to its website. Port Isabel will be lit up again as the lighthouse shines brightly for all to see after a year of renovation. It is the only one open to the public in Texas.

The Port Isabel Lighthouse is a part of the “Port Isabel Museum Complex which also includes the Port Isabel Historical Museum in the Champion Building, and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum,” shares its website.

Visitors can now walk the glorious catwalk leading up to the lighthouse to take in the sights and enjoy the 16-mile, 360° view from the top of the lighthouse. Built in 1852, the lighthouse is part of 16 lighthouses on the Texas Coast, but the only one accessible to visitors. It is approximately 72” tall.

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema’s summer movie series is also set to resume in 2018. Spend time with your friends, enjoy some treats, kick back in a lawn chair, and enjoy a classic like “Jaws” around the base of such a beautiful historical landmark.

For more about this beautiful lighthouse be sure to visit