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Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The architecture in this building is the only draw to this place. Lots of collections of many things but none very old or interesting. Skip this one unless you just want to see the old hotel.

Thank Lessie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a huge, very beautiful building with lots of collections, apparently this guy love to collect things, so they have grouped his collections into areas of the building. the building even has the remains of the old bathhouse and a restaurant where an inside...More

Thank pam k
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exquisite facility, the broad international collections of Mr Flagler, the quality, personalities and knowledge of the docents. Our favorite: the extensive player pianos and the performance of the docent with unscheduled dances.

Thank erfield5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the music room demonstration. The restaurant where the pool was served wonderful cuisine. The historical displays were fascinating.

Thank pensacolanative
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the third time we have been to the lightner museum. I'm not sure if I don't remember some stuff or I just missed it last time but there always seems to be new stuff that catches my attention. There are so many interesting...More

Thank kevinbF8237NX
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only two thirds of the museum can be seen- upper third floor is closed. Still charged same price. Very disappointed paying full price. Rest of museum is decent, the best is off display including Napoleon's desk!

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was unpredictably rainy, so we thought we would check this out. We have seen it at night for the Nights of Lights, but never went in. Very educational. Make sure you take time to see the music demonstration in the music room.

Thank MsDee510
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a funky little old-fashioned museum. The first floor is especially interesting, including for kids. (There is a scavenger-hunt sheet they can do.) A mishmosh of interesting stuff, much of it technological, from the Victorian/Edwardian era. We were fortunate to be there for the...More

Thank Traveler807090
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in an hour before the museum closed and were met by some incredibly nice and helpful staffers. The historic building was fun to explore and the exhibits were interesting and entertaining, especially the scavenger hunt for our 10 year old.

Thank Russ T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent almost an entire day here with my 80 year old Dad. It is beautifully designed and nearly impossible to see everything. The nice part is you can break for lunch right in the museum and keep going in the afternoon! Mr. Lightner’s eclectic...More

Thank Laura K
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Katie M
2 May 2017|
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Response from Kjfivefour26 | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon! If you attend the music box presentation, it is approximately 45 minutes. You could easily spend 3 hours there looking at all the collections and seeing the music boxes. We did the 11am music box... More
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kal3idoscope
6 September 2016|
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Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
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Kristina S
15 July 2016|
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Response from travelin_man576 | Reviewed this property |
My kids loved it! I have three girls 9, 11 and 14. They all thought it was pretty cool. It's really an eclectic collection. I think much younger than 9, might not be into it though.
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