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The Lightner Museum

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Address: 75 King Street, P.O. Box 334, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: 904-824-2874
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Description: Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items...
Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
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So Much to see

This was a great tour. loved that we had the monitors to help us with the informtion. it was alot to see and very worth the cost

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting things to see. Maybe too much to look at. Pretty building though-City Hall. Elegant interior.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great tour. loved that we had the monitors to help us with the informtion. it was alot to see and very worth the cost

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This museum has 3 floors of exhibits. Take the elevator and start form the top and work down. This museum isn't a large museum but it has some very unique items. Keep this in mind if it is raining. It is a short walk for the end of St. George Street.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This museum shares the former Alcazar railroad hotel (1890's) with City Hall. Magnificent public rooms with excellent lighting and decorative features. See glimpses of the original spa and steam bath and showers. Lightner collected collections and needed a display place; ergo this museum. You will find furniture and glass ware and paintings and ceramics and nature too.

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Collector who put these items together, mostly during the Depression in Chicago could truly be called one of the original hoarders or plunderers. Maybe he was actually helping out the rich who had lost their forunes during those dark times. When families needed money, he bought up their Art, historic furniture, glassware, artifacts from all over the World, musical... More 

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Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When you are poor, you are a hoarder, when you are rich you are a collector.Otto Lightner was a collector extraordinaire. From shrunken heads to Napoleon's relative's desk. Don't miss the wind up music demonstration, we came back the next day just to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you've ever wanted a peek inside some turn of the century millionaire's attic, this place is it. Everything from a child mummy to a shrunken head to priceless Tiffany stained glass is displayed in this musty former hotel. It's an interesting way to spend a few hours in air conditioning.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum. Everything from the nice unique trinkets, to the child mummy, to the music boxes. I learned a lot here, but probably would not come back or recommend due to some of the staff is unfriendly was blatant traces of prejudices. Its 2015 St Augustine- wake up.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fine objects of art and collections. Almost any museum buff would be very pleased with the contents. One of the best tourist attractions in St. Augustine. Probably will not interest small children except for one room.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Lightner Museum, formally the Alcazar Hotel, and now St. Augustine's City Hall was a very interesting trip. One could easily spend 3 or more hours in the museum. Of particular interest to us were the musical instruments shows. The 1900 era machines would play music by themselves - it was certainly a sight to see. You could also see... More 

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