Located in the Key Biscayne area inside Bill Baggs State Park is the Cape Florida Lighthouse, once the area of incredible violence from pirates and such (Black Caesar) and also Seminole Indians who attacked in 1836. The latest lighthouse incarnation was rededicated in time for Miami's Centennial Celebration in 1996. Great area around the lighthouse for picnicing and such but watch out for the very tame raccoons---do check out the lovely beach, tho!
the cape florida lighthouse was originally built in 1825. the current lighthouse was rebuilt in 1846. the cape florida lighthouse is located in bill baggs state park on key biscayne just south of downtown miami. the lighthouse is open for tours. for more information see the attached web site.
On the southern end of Key Biscayne at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is this historic lighthouse and keeper's house. The lighthouse was built in 1825 and served until 1878. it was reinstated in 1978.