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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

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Address: 2081 Radford Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone Number: +1 850-393-1561
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Description: The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola...
The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters, built in 1869, is home to a museum and a gift shop. Visit this historic spot in America's First Settlement, established in 1559. Make a day of it and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Barrancas while you're here. Our nature walk takes you to the white sands of beautiful quiet-water beach–a perfect beach for kids. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and stay a while. The Pensacola Lighthouse and museum is 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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Lighthouse with a Great View

My GF and I have been to this lighthouse before, but this time we had her parents join us and climb the lighthouse. Beautiful day and a very nice gentleman at the top to tell us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My GF and I have been to this lighthouse before, but this time we had her parents join us and climb the lighthouse. Beautiful day and a very nice gentleman at the top to tell us about the surrounding forts and history. 177 steps but worth it.

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Fitbit says it's 11 flights of stairs. It's very warm inside and for someone who doesn't like heights it's very scary. There are landings along the way to stop if you need to, either to catch your breath or try to calm your nerves. There's also a breeze near the windows. But once you get to the top, it's... More 

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Brenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You have to love climbing a winding staircase. Very worth while to visit. The light keeper is very knowledgeable about the history of the light house. If you can catch the Blue Angles on there practice days, the view from the top is awesome to see. They up close an personal. A must see while visiting Pensacola Beach or the... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Lighthouse was really neat. There was a cool place to take your pic with one of the P'cola birds and the lighthouse in the background. When we got to the top of the lighthouse there was a gentleman at the top that was so pleasant and took a picture for us, and gave us a little history! It was... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse was beautiful and the museum was interesting to walk through. It mainly consisted of the house where the light-keeper and his family lived, which was a beautiful residence right on the beach, and the outbuildings of the home.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The museum and house do a good job of telling you about working at the lighthouse. The climb (177 steps) can be challenging, but the view from the top--all 360-degrees of it--is worth it!

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Perdido Key, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Had a fun time- Very educational and interesting. And yes, I walked all the way to the top of the lighthouse- not bad for someone 60-years-old! Great view!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My family hiked all the stairs up and said the views were amazing! They will not let you climb with flip flops for safety reasons. Narrow stairs to the top, but worth the climb.

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Walking the winding steps is worth it for the view. The steps not bad until you meet some one coming down. Once you are on top, you can see the Blue Angels flight line or the ocean. The house is in great shape and furnished well. You can also see the Blue Angels practice when they are in town.

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A fun stop if you're in the area. The climb to the top was worth it for the view. You could see the Naval Aviation Museum and area and some shoreline too. The museum exhibits were just okay, but would still recommend. Nice staff and easy to get to.

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