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Pensacola Lighthouse

Address: 2081 Radford Boulevard, (on NAS Pensacola), Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone Number: (850) 393-1561
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Ranked #6 of 41 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 150+ year old active aid to navigation. Lighthouse and museum open 7 days/week. Special tours...
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

So glad I took the time to visit the light house and climb to the top. I am a bit afraid of heights but once I got going, there was no turning back! And the climb is worth it. The windows in the walls provided a view and some light on the way up (incentive) and when I got to... More 

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Santa Fe
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

177 steps to the top and the docent/guide, Mickey, illustrated history and haunting. Fun learning about this active navigation aid. I want to return for the Spring/Summer Ghost tours.

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Pensacola, Florida
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215 reviews 215 reviews
54 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Why is it so difficult to see historical sights in your own city? It took me 74 years to get out here, climb to the top, and enjoy the vista.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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61 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

You'll need to be on the Naval Air Station base to visit the lighthouse. In fantastic condition with access to the top viewing platform for a gorgeous panoramic view of the bay and coastline.

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Navarre, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

After climbing 177 steps, the top of the lighthouse promises magnificent views of the bay, and rainbows on the inside. The museum in the lighthouse could be more interactive for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We went up to the top at sunset, around 5:00, be sure to get there a little before because it closes at 5:30. The view was beautiful!!! The only downside is you can't take children under 44' even in a carrier. I wish I would have known because my husband volunteered to stay at the bottom while our friends and... More 

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livingston, tx
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've been up the Lighthouse twice and would go again in a heartbeat; but, I love lighthouses. It is 177 steps to the top. Do yourself a favor and muster your courage and climb those steps! The view is incredible and the museum and history surrounding the Lighthouse is very interesting.

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Pensacola, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Pensacola Light House is a great sight for locals and travelers. there is some great history connected to the lighthouse, as well as a great view of the Gulf Coast from the top. I have brought others with me multiple times to watch the Blue Angels practice from the top of the lighthouse. It's a great experience.

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Ridgetown
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited Pensacola when we were staying in Destin and stopped off to see this lighthouse. It is still a working lighthouse (maintained by the Coast Guard) but is also a museum. The house is furnished like it was when lighthouse keepers lived there. There are great views from the top but to get there one must climb 177 steps.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to the museum. It gives you insight to how these lighthouse keepers lived. The living quarters were furnished to the period when they were used for living quarters. The lighthouse is still in use today and the upkeep is done by the Coast Guard. The 177 steps is a climb but once you get to... More 

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