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The Lightner Museum

Address: 75 King Street, P.O. Box 334, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: 904-824-2874
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Antiquing, Getting married
Owner description: Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Antiquing, Getting married
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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clermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to St. Augustine many, many times but never to the Museum. I had heard so much about this Museum. It is full of lots of interesting items and one must take the time to see and read them. The disappointing thing is that there are no guides and no maps available. You just have to roam on... More 

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Gloversville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

.....and a real treat for history buffs! Both places should not be missed to get a real flavor of life 'Back then'. Only wish there was more information on Mr Lighter. Hard to find!!!

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

All I can say is awesome. Beautiful oil paintings, crystal, furniture, sea shells (500 pound shell), stuffed African lion, snow owl, musical instruments, etc You will not be disappointed. Definitely need to see this museum if you only have one place to visit in St Augustine. Something for every ones interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lovely collections from an era that was romantic, enchanting and devious all at the same time. It's an interesting history of the owners asperations and acquisitions. An adult activity.

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Wilmington, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This museum has quite a collection of interesting artifacts. The building itself is beautiful. So you can enjoy reading about the building when it was a hotel as you walk around. We also ate in the cafe which was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So many rooms full of wonderful things. Docents were available on most floors to answer any questions and give a little history on the art and antiques. One elder docent shared many stories about her experiences there-what wonderful memories! The best- the music room-if they have a talk on the instruments there don't miss it. It can be a little... More 

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was impressed with the Lightner Museum, there is so much to see, I need to go back to see it again. We were in St Augustine for the Night of Lights, but they need some improvement on the Christmas tree, it was really small. The Lightner Museaum was beautifully decorated with lights. I would recommend the Museum for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Every time we come to St. Augustine we visit this museum. There is always something to see that we missed before!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I could go to this museum every week and still see new things! Just exploring the many open area of the old hotel is fun. The art and artifacts on display are gorgeous - and their number is dizzying!

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A most interesting collection of collections. We especially enjoyed the musical instrument demonstration. One often sees these antiques but never hears them. And then there was the toaster collection and the Turkish bath and the ball room and,,,,,a very enjoyable visit.

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