Display location: Museum exhibit hall
Before the Cape became famous as a rocket launching place, it was home to wildlife, early settlers, and a lighthouse keeper. The first room of the Exhibit Hall displays some of the evidence from the time before rockets. The lighthouse display contains artwork, photographs and collectible lighthouse models. The Museum gift shop has lighthouse models for sale.
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is still in operation nightly after having been first constructed in 1868 and moved to its present location in 1894.
The magnificent Cape Canaveral Lighthouse first order Fresnel lens is on display at the nearby Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse.
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation is active in preserving the history of the lighthouse.