This tour is on Standby until we receive approval from the Air Force to proceed. 1 week prior to tour we will collect payment and security information.
This tour is on Standby until we receive approval from the Air Force to proceed. We are hopeful to resume tours in July. We will defer payment and security information until we have official approval for tour.
We take you on a journey through the evolution of
exploration as we visit the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse that guided the first
explorers around the Florida coast, to the launch pads that propelled our ships
into orbit, and look toward the new frontier of planetary travel.
Canaveral Tours provides a 4 hour tour of the Canaveral
Lighthouse and Canaveral Air Force Station. The tour takes you first to the
lighthouse, where you are provided a guided tour by a Lighthouse Foundation guide. You
will learn why we needed a lighthouse at Cape Canaveral and how it was key in making
Cape Canaveral home to Spaceflight. The tour continues on a ride through the
Air Force Station to see launch complexes from the beginning of spaceflight programs
to current commercial ventures. You'll see where the first rocket, Bumper
8, blasted off, view launch complexes of the varied experimental defense
programs throughout the 1950’s, and where the new commercial spaceflight
companies are going to open travel into space. Additional stops at the historic
launch pad facilities of the Mercury and Apollo missions allow you to walk
where the astronauts launched into space.
The tour is approximately 4 hours. Reservations are required
in advance for clearance by the Air Force. U.S. citizens are required to
provide security information 2 days in advance. Foreign visitor information
is required 4 days in advance
Lighthouse FAQs :
There is a minimum height of 48 inches to climb the lighthouse.
Climbing inside lighthouse is restricted to first 5 floors, outside stairs weather permitting.
Closed toed shoes are required to climb, flip-flops, sandals, open
toed shoes are not permitted.
The Air Force station does not allow luggage, suitcases or over-sized backpacks
on the tour. Cameras and camera bags are welcome.