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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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Such a great spot. You can walk out on the beach area and into the light house. There is also the home attached that you can tour as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Nataligh1234
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Such a great spot. You can walk out on the beach area and into the light house. There is also the home attached that you can tour as well.

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Richmond Heights, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I wanted to see this when I was planning our vacation. However when we pulled up I began regretting it. But I faced my fears and did it. Beautiful view that's for sure. Going down that winding staircase was terrifying. I definitely took forever going down and I'm still feeling the quad pain from that trip down.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The museum was interesting. Going up in the light house was very cool. 177 steps up a spiral staircase. Great view of the area from the top.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must see for those who enjoy lighthouses. And ghosts! Still haven't walked up the steps! There are a number of artifacts to see inside the lighthouse. The lighthouse is reportedly haunted and they offer night tours during the Halloween season.

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Douglas, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The lighthouse was fun for my family because we had never climbed one. My children and I enjoyed the climb, and realized that this a great experience and great exercise. The lookout at the top is a great view.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of steps to the top and stairs you can see through make this a fun experience. You kind of have to duck around the lens mechanism on top to get to the outside. The guy at the top was very interested in telling us about the history of the lighthouse. It's a great 360 degree view once outside. Look... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is not a recommended place to take your family with small children. My kids were so excited to see the top, but we were told in a very rude manner (after charging us the admission price) that my youngest was too short and he could not go even though he was strapped to me in his carrier.

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pensacola, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was glad to see that they re-opened the lighthouse. They offer a guided tour and a wonderful view! Less than a $5. entrance fee and FREE parking!

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is worth a visit. The history of the lighthouse is really very interesting and so are the ghost stories! Bring a pair of sneakers so you can climb the spiral staircase to the top and get the view of a lifetime.

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Crane, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Another great experience with a lighthouse. 177 steps to the top but not the tallest. The ladies in the ticket office and the host at the lighthouse were great and friendly. Watch your head at the top. Was not crazy about the stairs. They are slotted and you can see through them; all the way down. Found out the US... More 

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Additional Information about Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

Address: Address: 2081 Radford Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone Number: +1 850-393-1561
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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