Museums | Sights
Where: Egmont Key. Ft. Desoto Park.
When: Sat Nov 10 9am – 2pm
Mark your calendar and head to Egmont Key on Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th for "Discover the Island" to visit and learn about one of Tampa Bay's gems! The charming 154-year-old lighthouse is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the activities sure to enlighten all ages. See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on the self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, military history, and even a fossil pit!. There will be children's games, a silent auction, and much more. The Friends of the Tampa Bay NWR will have wildlife displays and presentations in the restored Fort Dade Guard House.
Food, drinks, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9am to 2pm, with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4pm.
Day passes include the cost of the ferry: Adults $18, Youth 6-11 $5, and Children 5 and under are free. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more adults. Individual Passes can be purchased online or at the ferry departure site on the beach between the Gulf Pier and Fort Museum.
Discover the Island is the 15th annual fundraiser for the Egmont Key Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Citizen Support Organization of Egmont Key State Park, dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the island. To purchase passes or get more information, go to www.EgmontKey.info. If you still need additional information, call 727-813-2627.