The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, FL is honoring our military veterans this Veterans Day. In honor of this day and our veterans, the Crooked River Lighthouse will be opening with special hours, 12-8 pm on Monday, November 11. All military veterans are invited to tour the museum and climb the Crooked River Lighthouse free all day and evening. Cost for non-veterans to climb is $5. A Full Moon & Sunset Lighthouse Climb will be held that evening from 5-8 pm. Visitors can climb the tallest lighthouse on the Forgotten Coast, Crooked River Lighthouse, to see spectacular views of the rising full moon. For the November full moon climb, the Crooked River Lighthouse will have exciting live music out of Tallahassee with the return of the very popular Afro-Cuban drumming by Master Yazid along with several of his fellow drummers. This group who drew a large audience in July have now named themselves, “Cinco Mas Cervezas”. Yazid Johnson has played in professional orchestras, is a jazz musician, has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and for former presidents and has been an instructor and leader for the FSU African Drumming Ensemble. Enjoy the opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound, Carrabelle Beach, and Dog Island under the night sky while listening to the sounds of Afro-Cuban drumming with this special Crooked River Lighthouse evening climb. Guests can also enjoy s'mores around the new fire pit. Cost for the Full Moon Climb event is $8 and free for military veterans. The museum and gift shop will also be open. All climbers must be 44 inches tall. All guests of the Crooked River Lighthouse also have the option of purchasing a custom personalized brick paver as a lasting tribute to thank a veteran for his or her service in the military. These personalized bricks pave the pathways at the historic landmark and are placed in front of the lighthouse tower door. Crooked River Lighthouse is located in Carrabelle, just west of the Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle. For more information, contact the Museum and Gift Shop at 850-697-2732 or https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com/. Reservations appreciated but not required. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.