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DSC_1260TEXAS is a big state… so we thank you for your interest in the Port Isabel, home to the only townsquare with a lighthouse in Texas!

As one of the oldest cities in extreme south Texas, Port Isabel has a long and interesting history dating back to 1519 when it was charted by Spanish explorer Alonzo de Pineda. There are tales of pirate treasures still buried on South Padre Island. Port Isabel is home to three world class museums which bring our history to life. The Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the 1852 Port Isabel Lighthouse are monuments to our rich past. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage, on the grounds of the Port Isabel lighthouse also highlights the maritime history of the Laguna Madre area.

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Here's the view from our window! Visit the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Grand Reopening & Open House on Tuesday from 9am to 5 pm. Ceremony starts at 12 noon. Y'all are invited! ... See MoreSee Less

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The City of Port Isabel will be hosting a Grand Reopening Ribbon Cutting of the Port Isabel Lighthouse on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's restoration of the exterior of the tower has been completed and the lighthouse reopened to the public on January 2nd. The exterior catwalk is now accessible for visitors that want to enjoy the 16-mile, 360° view from the top of lighthouse.

OPEN HOUSE at the lighthouse will be on Tuesday, January 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., there will be no admission charge.

FESTIVITIES in lighthouse park will kick off at 11:00 a.m. with vendor booths. At 12 noon, there will be a Grand Reopening Ceremony followed by a Ribbon Cutting by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Vendors will be on site until 3:00 p.m.

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily (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.

Ticket Information: The Lighthouse is part of the Port Isabel Museum Complex with also includes the Port Isabel Historical Museum in the Champion Building and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Combination tickets can be purchased at any museum location, at the lighthouse and at the Visitors Center in the keepers cottage and do not need to be redeemed the day of purchase.

Contact: Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-2262 or the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602.
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Lighthouse Open House & Grand Opening

January 23, 2018, 9:00am - January 23, 2018, 5:00pm

The City of Port Isabel will be hosting a Grand Reopening Ribbon Cutting of the Port Isabel Lighthouse on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's rest...

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Market by The Bay! At the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Open until 5pm. Lots of dealers, lots of bargains! ... See MoreSee Less

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Inclement Weather Notification: City of Port Isabel is opening a temporary shelter at the Police Department in the Courts (110 W. Hickman). Bring your own blankets, pillows, medication, food, water. KRGV Weather KGBT-TV RGVProud ... See MoreSee Less

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Another beautiful day at the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Texas Tourism TPWD ... See MoreSee Less

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