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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 53 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: 150+ year old active aid to navigation. Lighthouse and museum open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well.

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tacoma wa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We had a great time touring this wonderful historic lighthouse. Many volunteers made this a truly interesting destination. Newly repainted and repointed brickwork make this gem of a lighthouse stand out. We really enjoyed the 175+ staircimb to see the first rate cut Fresnel lens in its operational rotational mode. We arrived in flip-flops and had to take them off... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Loved this lighthouse. Was a little scary and after tour I asked questions about things I encountered while looking around and was told it was considered active for paranormal events. Lol explains a few things!! I loved it and this is where I envision my wedding day next year.

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Kimberly, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Have loved Lighthouses for as long as I can remember. One of my bucket list items is to climb to the top of a lighthouse. Can check that one off. Visited the Naval Air Museum on Veteran's Day. Stopped by the lighthouse and it just happened to be a day the tower was open for climbing. My sweet husband climbed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Amazing view of NAS Pensacola and the surrounding area. Lots of stairs that can seem intimidating at first but are certainly manageable. Neat supporting exhibits and displays around the lighthouse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Beautifully restored the lighthouse and surrounding grounds are a must see. There is a 137 step climb to the observation tower.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On vacation we watched the Blue Angels practice upon top of the lighthouse. We had to make reservations prior to going on vacation and pay just a little extra. The views at the top of the lighthouse are magnificent. The lighthouse sits on the ocean and is near the runways of the Naval Air Station. The historical aspect of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Fun place to visit. It was worth the climb to the top. The views from the top were awesome. And the historical info provided by the attendant at the lighthouse was very informative.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love lighthouses, so thoroughly enjoyed this one. luckily there was nobody going down when we were going up ... otherwise 'moving to the center to give them the right of way' would have been very uncomfortable. what a view of beautiful water and beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love doing this lighthouse at least once a year -- Great history great information and the views are fantastic of the beach & the water!!!!

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Marion, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great piece of our history in this lovely lighthouse. Definitely gives you your cardio workout walking to the top (177 steps). This can also be a little drawback if heights bother you as stairs can be narrow when passing others going up or down when heights bother you. This is a must visit for history buffs. Best of all it... More

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