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The Lightner Museum

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Address: 75 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: 904-824-2874
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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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This is a great indoor activity for a rainy day in St. Augustine. To start with you can check on Groupon to see if the coupon I used is still available. Instead of $10 each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hanover, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great indoor activity for a rainy day in St. Augustine. To start with you can check on Groupon to see if the coupon I used is still available. Instead of $10 each admission, we got a 2 for 1 deal so we got in for $5 each. That's a great deal. There is a nice souvenir shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place. I could never be able to imagine how beautiful this hotel would have been back then. Make sure to catch the music room demonstration. Also, check out his tomb on their grounds, very St Augustine. Seriously thinking to plan a small wedding here.

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Merritt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice place to visit to start our day in St. Augustine. It was well organized, spacious, and the building itself is historic. Most of the exhibit was artistic in nature (i.e. glass, ceramics, paintings, etc.) with a number of other artifacts as well. They also have a small restaurant that served an excellent lunch.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to tour alone. Staff very helpful and informative and all are volunteers. Great way to see the extraordinary architecture of the turn of the century. Many displays and personal property of Lightner who bought it and brought his personal items there. Love seeing the rooms mostly of yesteryear. There are four floors. Must see the 3R floor which... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the musical exhibit and demo. The docent also gave a great short history of the building. Loved roaming around and looking at the unusual collections. Plan to return.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incredible collection of acquired collectibles ; most acquired from the Great Depression times in Chicago

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New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This former luxury hotel is a must see. Wonderful architecture. Awesome collection of unusual art objects, furniture, glass, ....too much to list.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours and didn't see it all...the collections are quite fascinating. I especially enjoyed the science area and the crystal glass collection. The stained glass was excellent as well. Some of the collections were not precious items, but interesting nonetheless, such as the cigar bands or the match box labels. The marbles were another display of Americana that... More 

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Aiken SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great look into the history of St. Augustine and the people who traveled there in the winter when too cold in the north.

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Stephentown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's quite a stunning array of items here - whether you are into luxurious furnishings or paintings, sculpture, stained glass... historical information and relics... it's quite the collection. The curation is minimal - it would have been nice to learn a little bit more about many items on display, but in general a great visit.

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