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The Lightner Museum

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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
+1 904-824-2874
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love antiques and oddities, then this museum will not fail to please. Unique and varried collections that are presented well with histores included. The staff was very pleasant and our tour guide that presented the 2:00 Music Room Tour was one of the...More

Thank southernbones
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife did some research prior to us taking the tour and it was well worth the effort. You will be amazed by the collection of art work, furniture, orientals and collectibles. Obviously now worth millions, but back in a day purchased for pennies, the...More

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the gorgeous architecture of this lovely building and the Ponce de Leon Hotel/Flagler College across the street. The grounds of the museum are absolutely gorgeous. I so enjoyed the various collections. It was wonderful that our grandchildren were supplied with a scavenger hunt...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see! There are sooo many beautiful things in this museum! Plan on spending a few hours; it is worth it! Awe inspiring!

Thank Jackie Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not know what to expect, but it surpassed my expectations. If you are a fan of architecture, and decorative art, this museum is a must.

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is staffed by a majority of volunteers and it’s clear that they care about the history and facts about the building and items within. They are all very willing to answer questions and want to share their knowledge with you. The artifacts in...More

2  Thank StephT37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned a lot during our visit, we found interesting how it used to be a hotel many years ago and where they now have chairs and tables used to be a pool where many women swimming competitions took place, this is definitely a place...More

2  Thank LMtravel24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overwhelming amount of collectibles to see. The building is historic - former Hotel Alcazar. Something for everyone and a restaurant built over a 1920’s indoor pool. Worthwhile but sensory overload.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting pieces. Anything from sewing to Roman sculptures to dish-ware etc. Pieces are arranged on 3 floors with the gift shops being in the 2nd floor. The jump pool was the most interesting piece to us. You could just envision the people in the...More

2  Thank LynnLJ2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met my expectations overall, really nice and interesting. This is a very good museum with allot to see.

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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
6 September 2016|
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Response from Discover282110 | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
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.