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Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.
Lighthouse on a hill in downtown Port Isabel, Texas.

HISTORIC PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE Temporarily Closed

The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse is open to the public with restrictions in place. Weather permitting, hours of operation will be Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center [Wednesday – Friday] & at the Lighthouse [Wednesday – Sunday]. Credit or debit card only. (Hours of operation are subject to change. You are encouraged to call the Visitors Center at 956-943-2262).

Tours of the Lighthouse will be self-guided, will be limited to 15 minutes. Groups no larger than 6 persons may tour at one time. Masks required. Hand sanitizer will be available at the Lighthouse and all ticket holders are advised to sanitize their hands before and after the tour.

The park at the Lighthouse is open to the public. The Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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.

LIGHTHOUSE TOUR RULES & INFO

• 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.

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.

KEEPER’S COTTAGE VISITORS CENTER HOURS & DAYS OF OPERATION:

The Keeper's Cottage is downtown Port Isabel, next to the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. It houses the Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce.
The Keeper’s Cottage is downtown Port Isabel, next to the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. It houses the Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce.

The Visitors Center at the Keeper’s Cottage is now open!

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All COVID-19 precautions apply.
Phone: 956/943-2262
421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.
Downtown Port Isabel, next to the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

A Texas Historical Commission State Historic Site.

ABOUT PORT ISABEL

Our town square has an historic Lighthouse right in the center, surrounded by specialty shopping and artisans, dining, pier and charter fishing, eco tours, bars, art galleries and a visitors center. Park and spend the day exploring!

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. Port Isabel is located 2.6 miles from South Padre Island and the best beaches in the Gulf Coast. There are tales of pirate treasures still buried on there.

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. COVID-19 Update: Museums are temporarily closed.

Downtown Port Isabel, where you can Park & Play, ALL Day!

Visitors Guide

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce produces a Visitors Guide  that’s packed with a wide variety of information from shopping, dining, history, maps, chamber membership lists to events, attractions and activities. To view it online, click pi-guidebook.

To request a copy by mail, email: info@portisabel-texas.com.

COVID-19

#PortIsabelCares

The CITY of PORT ISABEL encourages residents and visitors to take all the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy!

EVENTS & FESTIVALS: The following events have been cancelled until further notice: Antique & Flea Market, Lighthouse Easter Egg Hunt, Queen Isabella Market Day, Lighthouse Establishment Cinema & Pachanga in the Park.

CITY PARKS: Open to the public.

LIGHTHOUSE & VISITORS CENTER [OPEN]: The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse has reopened to the public with restrictions in place. Weather permitting, hours of operation will be Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. Tickets may only be purchased through at the Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center with a credit or debit card.

Tours of the Lighthouse will be self-guided, will be limited to 15 minutes. Groups no larger than 6 persons may tour at one time. Masks required. Hand sanitizer will be available at the Lighthouse and all ticket holders are advised to sanitize their hands before and after the tour.

The park at the Lighthouse is open to the public. The Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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.

MUSEUMS: The Museums of Port Isabel [Treasures of the Gulf & Port Isabel Historical Museum] are temporarily closed.

LIBRARY: The Port Isabel Public Library is temporarily closed.

CITY HALL: The lobby of City Hall is closed. Please ring doorbell for assistance or call 956/943-2682. City Hall, 305 E. Maxan St.

RECYCLING: Recycling is temporarily closed.