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The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is one of the oldest lights on the Florida coast. The original structure was built in 1848 and stood 65 feet tall. It was abandoned a year later during a Seminole Indian uprising. When the threat passed, the blinking white light was put back in operation until the Civil War, when it was ordered darkened by the Confederate government.
With rockets launching almost every week, there is a renewed interest in America’s space program. People line the beaches and roadways surrounding Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch rockets launched from pads 39A and 39B, and the adjoining Canaveral Space Force Base pads. Since the opening of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center 60 years ago, large crowds have been coming to Brevard County for a firsthand experience as the race for the moon heated up. For a comprehensive look at the space program, tourists can head to KSC’s visitors complex.