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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
+1 904-829-0745
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I have visited dozens of lighthouses, but this was the first one that had a diner with beer and... read more

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Karen W
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What the ultra rich bought back then, WOW

Self tour for $15.00 less for seniors, incredible the items they possessed back then, just... read more

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A visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is more than you might expect! Climb 219 steps for a breathtaking view of both St. Aug and the beaches. Or go below to discover object from a British shipwreck. Take free with admission guided tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Or come early at 9 am to beat the heat. Late in the day is also cooler and we are open all summer until 7 pm. Families can enjoy a self guided tour that includes a shipyard playground and a short nature trail. A small-craft boat building exhibition is on site, and you can see archaeologists at work on objects from under the sea. In the keepers' house see "At Home with the Harns in Post Civil War Household," which tells the story of Major William Harn who was at both Ft Sumter and Gettysburg as an artillery commander. He and his family lived as lighthouse keepers for 20 years after the war. Also climb aboard the sandbar in WRECKED! an exhibition about a 1782 British shipwreck following the American Revolution. Our Archaeologists have discovered this story just for you. Visitors can also encounter ghosts and spirits on the nighttime, Dark of the Moon tour, which is the only St. Augustine ghost tour that gets you inside the Lighthouse tower. Book this tour in advance because it fills up fast. And book mid-week to avoid the crowds. For general admission purchase your tickets on-line in advance w/coupon code LH15 to get a 15% discount off regular admission prices. Or join on the porch with a family membership for discounts to local attractions, and 20% off in the Museum shop as well as free admission all year long. There is always more to come at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have visited dozens of lighthouses, but this was the first one that had a diner with beer and wine. The lighthouse was in excellent condition and the view from the top was fantastic.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed today via mobile

Self tour for $15.00 less for seniors, incredible the items they possessed back then, just beautiful & more. Easy walk around look or read all the info. Across the street from Flagler college, easy to visit both

Thank carolyn b
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Reviewed yesterday

This impressive facility is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute and offers interesting activities for children. The Junior Service League of St. Augustine has done an incredible job of restoration, maintenance, and international appeal. Well done!

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This was one of the best lighthouse museums I’ve been to. They have a working lighthouse which you can climb to the top, the caretakers quarters was excellently preserved, the working boat makers shops has the worker making three different boats while you watched, the...More

Thank Kirk B
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Reviewed yesterday

This is my second time visiting and I loved it both times. There's a little bit for everyone here to enjoy. Whether you want to climb the 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful views from the top. Or if...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We loved our visit to the lighthouse. The view from the top is amazing... and a decent work out getting up! We loved the 'fact sheets' on the landings as you climb the stairs (good excuse to stop and catch your breath too hahah!) We...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The lighthouse is historical and accessible to all. There is a good boat building school that is used by locals and gives a good idea of how boats were built in the area. The keepers house is also very interesting and provides a lot of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never visited a lighthouse of this type and surely I found it very interesting. It was a bit difficult to find as no signs were around on the small streets and only looking up and deciding what road to take we had a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome lighthouse! Grounds and buildings are beautiful and so peaceful. The lighthouse is a beauty and wonderfully restored. You have to see to appreciate!

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most comprehensive lighthouse experiences we've experienced. Not just a store and the lighthouse and keeper's house museum which includes an exhibit on diving for historic artifacts. Very tall-- your legs may be jelly for a while after going up and then down.More

Thank Jonathan F
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JanetteAF, ED at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Dear Reviewer, Many Thanks for the amazing review, you helped our non-profit save six historic structures and keep the light shining, as well as to find new discoveries under the waves. So thank you very much for your visit. We hope you come...More

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ERIC D
January 27, 2018|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
We have a 50 space lot which is free, or park along the park and the road near the wooded lot across the street. On weekends the public lots are reserved for boats and trailers but you can use these during week days Too... More
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Lanette R
April 2, 2017|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Hi, I just saw your question. We allow dogs on site if they are on a leash. Dogs can go everywhere on the property except in the historic buildings. Please enter through the visitors center, which is the red roofed building... More
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MLMD
December 22, 2016|
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Hi, You can view the Lighthouse from the front lawn and there are excellent picture taking opportunities from the pier across the street in Red Cox Park. That's free. The Visitors Center is also free, which includes the... More
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