Port Isabel Lighthouse Temporarily Closed

Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. Built in 1852. Open to the public.

We apologize for the inconvenience. The Port Isabel Lighthouse is temporarily closed. See information below for hours of operation and ticket sales when the Lighthouse reopens.

Weather permitting, hours of operation will be Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last ticket sold: 3:30 p.m.

Tickets may only be purchased at the Lighthouse or the Visitors Center. Debit or credit card only.

Tours of the Lighthouse will be self-guided, will be limited to 15 minutes and to parties traveling as a family of six (6) persons or less. One party at a time will be allowed access. Masks or face coverings are required inside the Lighthouse park, Keeper’s Cottage and in the Lighthouse. Temperatures will be taken. Hand sanitizer will be available at the Lighthouse and all ticket holders are advised to sanitize their hands before and after the tour.

Ticket prices are $5.00 (adults); $4.00 (seniors 55+); $3.00 (children* under 5.)

For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956-943-2262. http://www.portisabellighthouse.com

Texas Historical Commission

The Port Isabel Lighthouse is a
Texas Historical Commission State Historical Site.

Lighthouse Hours & Days of Operations:
            Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last ticket sold: 3:30 p.m.

Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center Hours & Days of Operations:
            Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
            Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
            Sunday: Closed

The Park at the Lighthouse is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Children must be 4 years old and 38” tall to tour the lighthouse. A child may not be carried by an adult.

• You will have 15 minutes to complete your self-guided tour.

• Only one party at a time will be allowed to tour the lighthouse.

• Parties traveling as a family of up to six (6) persons will be allowed to tour together.

• Face masks are required in the Lighthouse.

• Hand sanitizer will be available at the Lighthouse and all guests are advised to sanitize their hands before and after the tour.

Port Isabel Lighthouse Welcome to the THC, Open House & Reception ~ 10/2 2p

Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site Reception & Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, October 2, 2 – 3 p.m.

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. Chairman John Nau 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.”

Location: 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, Texas

Contact: Valerie Bates, Marketing Director
info@portisabel-texas.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/612676822865339/

 

 

Lighthouse Establishment Cinema ~ Summer 2017

RESTORATION CONTINUES: The Port Isabel Lighthouse will be closed until late August 2017 as Texas Parks & Wildlife undertakes some much needed renovation on the historic structure. The Visitors Center in the Keepers Cottage is still open to the public. Stop in and say hello!  LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA: The Summer 2017 movie schedule will be cancelled. Plans are underway for the Summer 2018 movie showings.RESTORATION CONTINUES: The Port Isabel Lighthouse will be closed until late August 2017 as Texas Parks & Wildlife undertakes some much needed renovation on the historic structure. The Visitors Center in the Keepers Cottage is still open to the public. Stop in and say hello!

LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA: The Summer 2017 movie schedule will be cancelled. Plans are underway for the Summer 2018 movie showings.

BACKGROUND: The LHEC is a unique program which utilizes the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse as the backdrop for the projections of movies. Since 2004, during the summer months, family friendly movies are projected onto the side of the lighthouse. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for a memorable evening under the stars. Mentioned in Texas Monthlyas one of three reasons to get in your car and GO!We invite you to get in your car and go to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and grab a memory of your own! Admission: Free. Public invited. Pets allowed, but must be kept on a leash and mindful of their well trained owners who are prepared to clean up after them. Concessions offered. No alcohol allowed.

For more information: info@portisabel-texas.com.

Upcoming Events! Queen Isabella Market Day ~ Ay Chihuahua ~ Summer Causeway Run

Upcoming Events. Port Isabel, Texas.

Queen Isabella Market Day. April 8, 2017. PIECC.
APRIL 8:
The City of Port Isabel will host their Annual Queen Isabella Market Day at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center in April! Vendors, music, food and family fun! For more information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com.

NOTICE: New location at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center (309 E. Railroad Ave.) due to the renovation at the Port Isabel Lighthouse.


MAY 19: Join the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter for its 6th Annual Ay Chihuahua Fundraiser, scheduled to be held on May 19, 2017 at the beautiful Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Every year the shelter uses this fundraiser to help raise funds for a project to help make life a little brighter for the homeless pets we care for until they find their forever home. Our event features a delicious Mexican buffet, specialty margaritas, beer, wine, music, live and silent auction, and last but not least the announcement of the Whiskey Barrel Raffle Winner! This is definitely a fiesta you don't want to miss! Tickets will be available for purchase at the shelter, Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center and online at http://bit.ly/2017animals! Give us a call at 956-943-3888 for more information!

MAY 19: Join the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter for its 6th Annual Ay Chihuahua Fundraiser, scheduled to be held on May 19, 2017 at the beautiful Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center!

Every year the shelter uses this fundraiser to help raise funds for a project to help make life a little brighter for the homeless pets we care for until they find their forever home. Our event features a delicious Mexican buffet, specialty margaritas, beer, wine, music, live and silent auction, and last but not least the announcement of the Whiskey Barrel Raffle Winner! This is definitely a fiesta you don’t want to miss!

Tickets will be available for purchase at the shelter, Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center and online at http://bit.ly/2017animals! Give us a call at 956-943-3888 for more information!


JUNE 3: Online registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk June 3rd, 2017. http://bit.ly/2017-summerrun. Register before May 23rd & take advantage of our early bird registration fees: $25-5k walk, $30- 10k run, $15 for students & military with ID. Both courses start at Schlitterbahn on South Padre Island, cross the historic Queen Isabella Causeway and end in Port Isabel. Every participant to cross the finish line will receive a medal. T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,000 participants to check in.

JUNE 3: Online registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk June 3rd, 2017. http://bit.ly/2017-summerrun.

Register before May 23rd & take advantage of our early bird registration fees: $25-5k walk, $30- 10k run, $15 for students & military with ID.

Both courses start at Schlitterbahn on South Padre Island, cross the historic Queen Isabella Causeway and end in Port Isabel. Every participant to cross the finish line will receive a medal. T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,000 participants to check in.


Point Isabel Lighthouse 2016 - 17 Texas Parks & Wildlife Department renovation.LIGHTHOUSE INFO:
The Port Isabel Lighthouse will be closed until late May / early June 2017 as Texas Parks & Wildlife Department undertakes some much needed renovation on the historic structure. The Visitors Center in the Keepers Cottage is still open to the public. Stop in and say hello!

Lighthouse Movies: Batman vs Superman 7/29 9:30p

Batman vs Superman 7/29 9:30p at the Port Isabel Lighthouse
LAST MOVIE OF THE SEASON! The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

All movies start on Friday at 9:30 p.m. just after the South Padre Island Fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay.

July 29: Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

For more information, contact the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602 or email Museum Administrator, Jeannie Marie A. Flores atjrivera@copitx.com. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Concessions available.THANKS to the Museums of Port Isabel, the City of Port Isabel, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and Quik Stop! If you would like to participate in a sponsorship, call the Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Marie A. Flores at 956/943-7602 or email jrivera@copitx.com.

Independence Day Weekend Fun in Port Isabel!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Friday, July 1st at the Port Isabel Lighthouse!

This FRIDAY, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! 9:30 p.m.

July 1: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
July 8: MaxLighthouse Establishment Cinema. Fridays @ 9:30 p.m. in June & July.
July 15: Star Wars The Force Awakens
July 22: Zootopia
July 29: Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice

Movies are scheduled on each Friday (weather permitting) in June & July at 9:30 p.m. Free admission! Concessions. Bring your own blankets or chairs and join us for a unique experience at the Port Isabel Lighthouse!

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Port Isabel Patriotic Celebration. 7/2. 10a-1p. Washington Park.

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 1st Sunday. 9a-4p. Beulah Lee Park.Sunday, JULY 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.