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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-0745
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Description: Change your view of history at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum...
Change your view of history at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. Enjoy the most breathtaking view in Northeast Florida from the top of our 165 ft. Tall lighthouse tower, built between 1871 and 1874. Visit the historic Victorian-era keepers' house to experience what life was like for the lighthouse keepers and their families. Kids will love exploring the shipyard playground and shaded maritime hammock nature trails. Discover the stories of ancient shipwrecks with our underwater archaeology team on a special guided tour. Or, if you're brave enough, try a Dark of the Moon paranormal tour of the lighthouse after hours! Snacks are available in the keepers' cafe and you can't leave without grabbing a souvenir in our gift shop. For discounts on tours and purchases, ask about our museum memberships!
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Amazing History

We really enjoyed the area and our tour at the Lighthouse. Lots of history, friendly and knowledgeable staff. A must see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the area and our tour at the Lighthouse. Lots of history, friendly and knowledgeable staff. A must see!

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

lots of fun climbing all 219 steps up the lighthouse and learning some history! inexpensive excursion to do there! the trolly also stops here so no extra transportation or parking fees needed. good customer service.

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Stephens City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited mainly for the view from the top, but the museum and exhibits were very informative and well laid out. The staff was very friendly and quick to answer any questions.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I climbed it. 260 some steps. Its a great exercise. I recommend this to all people. Especially active (exercise) people.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

No only is this one of the most beautiful lighthouses I have seen but the surrounding buildings and museum let you step back in time to imagine St Augustine in the years of long ago. Come prepared to take the walk up!

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Morrisville, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Beautifully maintained. It was a bit foggy which limited the view. The volunteers were knowledgeable and affable.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Ghost Tour was interesting, sort of. Most of the "ghost" stories were of people who had been on ghost tours there and heard or saw something.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The view was so pretty. Worth over the 200 steps to see it! It did not feel that many. They have a rest area on each floor which was well used!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Our family decided to stop by and see the light house while visiting St. Augustine Beach. Definitely a good choice and a beautiful building. PROS: plenty of photo ops around. If you like lighthouses then visiting this one should be on your bucket list. My wife loves lighthouses and really liked this one. Their visitors center has a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The view from the top of the lighthouse is spectacular. You can see for about 50-60 miles in every direction. The former lightkeeper's house is a small museum with some interesting displays. Also, there is a small park next to the lighthouse, and you can go out on the pier there to see the wildlife in the river.

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