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Pensacola Lighthouse

2081 Radford Boulevard, (on NAS Pensacola), Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 393-1561
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Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Inverness, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Pensacola Lighthouse is the original lighthouse for the gulf coast area. First lit in the 1860s, it is a great climb to the top (for a nominal fee). Of course, our party only made it 50 steps as it gets a little claustrophobic and close. Wonder what the view is like at the top? Do a little checking before... More

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Cookville, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The customer service here was great. ALthough it was hard to climb up all 177 stairs, I made it!!! It was definitely worth it in order to see the amazing view! You could see Fort Pickens, and it was absolutely beautiful!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

For our last night in Pensacola we chose to visit the lighthouse and take the ghost tour - Ghost Hunters (Sci Fi) had visited and we were excited to see if we too would catch anything on our cameras. We were, thankfully, not disappointed and had several personal experiences. I will warn against climbing the stairs if you have a... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I had to give this a three star because I thought it was too expensive for what you get. That being said, it is a history lessons and does have the rooms set up very well. The house and grounds are well maintained. Does not take long to walk through unless you walk the 177 stairs up.

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Dunkirk, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We chose to visit this landmark on our trip to Pensacola Beach for the airshow. We had difficulty finding it because our Garmin didn't give us good directions. When we got to the entrance to the naval base the woman manning the post took her job WAY too serious and yelled at us for being in the wrong lane (even... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

the views are inescable cant spell but to tell experince you would walk all 200and above down agin to get to top 360DEGREES views out to see and land views well to be expected imagine what to do to stand day and night to see what you could really see

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very nice historical landmark. Do yourself a favor and do not stop if you get started up the 177 steps. I stopped about 2/3 the way up and regret it. my son made it to the top.

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Pensacola, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I didn't think much of it before arriving, but once you get inside the lighthouse itself, those 177 steps with no interior railing are a bit scary at times (especially when someone else is coming in the opposite direction). It is also extremely hot inside but that's expected. Once at the top, however, there is a strong breeze and the... More

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Bedford, Texas, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A lovely old lighthouse that's being restored. Great views from the top. Located within the Naval Air Station.

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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The lighthouse is nicely preserved and is actually still in use. Just a heads' up. Wear shoes with straps on the back since if you're wearing flip flops, you have to remove them before climbing. I wouldn't take small children since there are 177 (?) steps and with railings only on one side, it can be scary with the narrow... More

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