Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park
Contact Address Information:
421 East Queen Isabella Blvd.
This is the only lighthouse in Texas that is open to the public on a regular basis. The site has been restored and the keeper's quarters was reconstructed in 1995.
Tower Height: 57
Height of Focal Plane: 82
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1853
Date Present Tower Built: 1853
Date Deactivated: 1905
Optics: 1880s: Third order Fresnel lens (removed).
Current Use: Part of historic park.
Open To Public? Yes.
Historic site tours at Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The The Port Isabel Historical Museum is two blocks away and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The park and lighthouse are located on the Lower Laguna Madre in the City of Port Isabel, approximately 26 miles east of US Highway 77/83 on State Highway 100.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: J. H. B. Ham (1853-1860, died in service), Hannah Ham (1860-1862), R. Burdeen (1865-?), William Egly (c. 1891-1905).