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.

Lighthouse, Visitors Center & Museums Announce Holiday Schedule

The Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Port Isabel Historical Museum, Port Isabel Lighthouse and the Visitors Center in the Keeper’s Cottage announce their holiday schedules.

Port Isabel Historical LighthouseLIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUMS:
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday & Saturday.
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

MUSEUMS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday December 14th
10am-4pm
Free Admission
25% Off ALL Merchandise & 50% Off Selected Merchandise in the Gift Shop.

LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUMS:
Christmas Day – CLOSED
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – CLOSED

Museums of PI & PI Lighthouse
New Year’s Day – CLOSED
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – CLOSED

The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, call the Visitors Center at 956-943-2262.

 

 

 

Museums of Port Isabel Telling Our Stories: “Our Historic Lighthouse” 9/26 7p by Valerie Bates

Museums Telling Our Stories“Our Historic Lighthouse”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2019 on Thursday, September 26th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 308 Queen Isabella Blvd. @ 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Our Historic Lighthouse” a presentation by Valerie Bates.

Valerie Bates is the Marketing Director of Port Isabel with an interest in local history. This presentation is part of the celebration of the transfer of the Lighthouse from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission. Exciting new research will be presented.

Please join us for an entertaining evening with Valerie Bates with a presentation on “Our Historic Lighthouse”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By: Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 / (956) 943-0755 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Queen Isabella Market Day 4/13 at the Lighthouse!

Queen Isabella Market Day. 4/13, 9a to 4p at the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the City of Port Isabel invite you to enjoy a day filled with music, vendors, food, family fun on the grounds of the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Queen Isabella Market Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special admission price to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Port Isabel Historical Museum & Treasures of the Gulf Museum, $1.00 each site, all day, Saturday, April 13.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors selling collectibles, antiques, local art, jewelry and more will be lining the sidewalks around the lighthouse.

A tent with tables and chairs will offer the opportunity to sit down and relax while enjoying some tasty tamales, baked goods or other dishes local vendors and restaurants will be offering. Or just roll down the grassy hill of the lighthouse! Relax and let us entertain you during a family fun day in Port Isabel!

See VENDOR INFO & APPLICATION.

VENDORS!

Booth Space 10 “Ofelia Daniels” – Jewelry made out of Spent Bullet Casings

Booth Space 11 “Colorful Crochet Creations” – Crochet Stuffed Animals

Booth Space 16 “Resurrection” – Jewelry & Antiques

Booth Space 17 “Aloe Re-Leaf Skin Care” – Aloe Vera & Natural Skin Care Products

Booth Space 18 “Elvia’s Little Jeans” – Jewelry, Hair Accessories

Booth Space 19 “MOPI” – Gift Shop Merchandise

Booth Space 24 “Enhance Sales Inc.” – Handmade Ceramic & Wood Crafts

Booth Space 25 & 26 “Abel Loredo” – Woodwork Items & Cacti and Succulents

Booth Space 27 “Pieces of Padre” – Seashell Art & Misc …

Booth Space 28 “Doug-Glass” – Dichroic Jewelry

Booth Space 29 “PW Farm” – Blackgarlic, Blackgarlic Spreads, Blackgarlic Jelly

Booth Space 31 “Origami Owl” – Custom Jewelry

Booth Space 32 “Serendipity Jelly” – Gourmet Jellies & Jams

Booth Space 38 & 39 “Twisted Iron Imports” – Wrought Iron Decor

Booth Space 46 “Chick-fil-A Boca Chica” – Chicken Sandwiches & Chips

Booth Space 47 “J & R Tacos” – Tacos de Bistek & Lonches de Bistek or Groundbeef

Booth Space 48 “Texas Kettle Corn” – Kettle Corn Popcorn

Booth Space 51 “Claudia Chapa” – Spiral Potatoes, Funnel Cakes & Agua Frescas

SPONSORED in part by: City of Port Isabel, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel EDC & Chic-Fil-A (Boca Chica)

BACKGROUND:

Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Market day each April.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.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!