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Pensacola Lighthouse

2081 Radford Boulevard, (on NAS Pensacola), Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 393-1561
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Ranked #6 of 51 attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
Traveler Description: The PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE is still an active aid to navigation. Its flashing white beacon shines at 20-second intervals and is visible 27 miles out to... more »
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159 reviews 159 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Really nice place to visit for hour or so if in Pensacola area. You can climb the lighthouse (fun but exhausting) with beautiful views around the area overlooking the water and the local area. Neat little museum and historical info revelant to the history of the lighthouse and its keepers throughout the years. There's a little gift shop and small... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Pick a pretty day and enjoy the history and the views of the Pensacola Lighthouse. Built in 1856, this historic structure on Pensacola Bay provides beautiful panoramas of the shoreline, the bay, and the Naval Air Station. Catch special "light of the moon" or Ghost tours, for an extra thrill, but anytime is fun to climb the 177 steps to... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There's a lot of rich history in Pensacola and the lighthouse is a grand part of that. The keeper's quarters are now a museum and offer a glimpse into history. But beware...it is reportedly haunted. Even Ghost Hunters filmed an episode one night at the lighthouse. You can climb to the top but it's a workout. The steps are spiral... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You need to be in shape and not afraid of heights. But if you can handle the small stairs, you will be thrilled to get to the top and see the wonderful views. As you tour the rooms, you will be amazed at the history of the lighthouse. After you tour the lighthouse, go down the road and see the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Very neat and beautiful place! The upkeep is amazing. I must say our thighs were a little sore the next day from climbing 170 steps to the top though. But once we made it up there it was all worth it! A volunteer guy was at the top who told us all about the light house and how they work.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The view is awesome...and crazy windy. The stairs are a challenge but worth it. Interesting information. Right across the street from the blue angels and Naval aviation museum. My 13 y.o. loved learning about tying knots.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Access to the lighthouse & the Air Museum is user friendly for non military personell and plane buffs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I hadn't been to a lighthouse before. It was very interesting to see how it works and it is inside. You need to be rested because you'll hav to climb lots of steps, I think it is 270 till the top. But it is worth it. You can have a wonderful view from up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I visited on March 26th as a day after anniversary celebration. The 177 step climb is worth every step. What beautiful views. We took the Toast at the Top Tour. Thoroughly enjoyed our personalized tour, the toast glasses with sparking juice, chocolate covered strawberries. So worth this visit. This is one of my more memorable parts of... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you find yourself in Pensacola, you have to stop by the Pensacola Lighthouse located on the Naval Air Station and right across from the Naval Aviation Museum. The admission fee ($6 for adults, $4 for seniors) includes the lighthouse and museum exhibits. For an added treat, you can make reservations (cost increase) to climb the lighthouse during the Blue... More

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