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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 40 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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Dacula, Georgia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse, while it will take some effort for you to get there, is worth it. Yes, it is 177 steps up to the top. Great view from the top, and the big plus is that is overlooks the Air Base where the Blue Angels are located, and you just might catch them in action, like we did today! Pretty... More

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view from the top! 177 steps to the top. Be prepared to have sore legs afterwards. Don't wear flip flops and be mindful of wasps at the top. Tallest lighthouse on the Gulf coast.

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little rock, United States
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great view of the Pensacola NAS coast., Well worth the climb to the top. Just seeing the craftsmanship and how everything works was worth the climb up. We had a great day to look around

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tacoma wa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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