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Pensacola Lighthouse

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Address: 2081 Radford Boulevard, (on NAS Pensacola), Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone Number: (850) 393-1561
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Description: 150+ year old active aid to navigation. Lighthouse and museum open 7...
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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My children enjoyed climbing the 177 steps to the top of the lighthouse. The museum exhibits was very informational. The gift shop is very expensive.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My children enjoyed climbing the 177 steps to the top of the lighthouse. The museum exhibits was very informational. The gift shop is very expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a landmark that is definitely worth seeing. Be aware that there is an admission cost. Young children are not allowed to walk up the lighthouse so plan accordingly. Also, you will want tie up shoes, if you have open heel shoes or sandals you have to walk barefooted. The lighthouse steps are circular cast iron and have holes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very amazing lighthouse and museum!! We had a great time, and next time we will bring the kids. Money well spent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Spooky but cool. The photos we took were amazing from the top of the lighthouse. I really enjoyed the place, they were repainting it on the outside when I went so it was noisy but fun.

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Biloxi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife volunteers at the lighthouse and meets many wonderful people. A lot of history and spectacular views from the top.watch the blue angels practice from the top on Tuesday and Wednesdays.well worth the time to visit.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We like visiting lighthouses, and Pensacola Lighthouse is certainly worth visiting, especially on a pretty, sunny day. The fee to visit the museum and climb to the top is reasonable. The 177 steps to the top can be taken at your own pace with stops to rest if needed. Several windows provide a view on the way up, but they... More 

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Seffner, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

When I was stationed there you could climb up to the top where the fresnel lens is that disperses the bright beacon light. I think it is on the National Register of Historical places...

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station, you must show picture ID to enter. The lighthouse itself is well-preserved. 177 steps to climb were too many for this senior citizen, but my wife and I visited the museum and bought our lighthouse replica and fridge magnet. They are also asking for voluntary contribution to help with lighthouse maintenance. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

177 steps to the top on a sprial staircase - wow - it is like stepping into part of history. You can really understand what it would have been like for the Lighthouse Keeper lugging 35 pounds of lamp oil up those stairs each day. We had a five year old and nine year old - and we made it... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Interesting. This well kept jewel is must see. History trip even if you don't climb the 177 steps to the top.

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