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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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I came here the fist time for the Christmas Open House, lights draped over the fence, live musicians playing carols...what a great event! Hot cider & dessert treats were served... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I visited the lighthouse. It was an "ok" trip. The rooms inside of the house were interesting because they were set up to resemble the rooms during that time period the lighthouse was utilized. The gift shop had cool gifts as well.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I came here the fist time for the Christmas Open House, lights draped over the fence, live musicians playing carols...what a great event! Hot cider & dessert treats were served, and I enjoyed to climb up the lighthouse steps. What a magical time! I went back in July with my mother visiting from Ohio. A must see!

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

my children and i visited on 7/21/15. we are locals but have never visited before now. first let me say the staff is friendly, the grounds are well kept, and the views are beautiful. Definitely worth the visit. with camera in hand we began our self-guided tour, snapping photos everywhere we went. my daughter claimed she felt something brush her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Young children cannot go up the lighthouse so we had to spilt up to walk to the top. Other than that, the lighthouse has a breathtaking 360° view. The view straight down is exhilarating as well seeing as you're 177 steps up! There are places to rest on your journey up, which was wonderful as I have knee problems. The... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As lighthouses go, a visit to the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is a cut above. The climb up the lighthouse is what one would expect -- just a bit tiring and narrower as you go up. But, once to the top, there is enough room to walk around and see things in the distance such as Santa Rosa Island, the... More 

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Selma, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum is packed full of artifacts and displays covering not on the lighthouse and ships it served but also the people who lived and worked there. There is a beautiful beach area within walking distance as well. Take your time and look around the grounds and inside the museum, the Lighthouse is the main attraction but don't miss out... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are interested in historic homes and lighthouses, this is an enjoyable afternoon. The climb to the top is 177 stairs but the view is well worth it. If you wear sandals they will make you take them off in order to climb the stairs to the top. Just wear tennis shoes and save your feet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's a beautiful museum and lighthouse with a great gift shop. 177 steps to the top. I most definitely would recommend this to everyone. Have a wonderful time.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You'll love -- and loathe -- this place if you're one of the brave souls who trudge all the way to the top. There may only be 177 steps, but in the humid summer heat (when we did it), it feels like about a billion. And once you've caught your breath up top, you'll have it snatched away again by... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My 8 yr. old nephew and I climbed our 2nd lighthouse! Lots of steps and very hot but worth the view. Don't wear flip flops or you'll have to walk up barefooted. My dad, nephew and I enjoyed seeing the museum artifacts and reading the information in the light keepers house. Reasonably priced.

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Additional Information about Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

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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