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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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We visited the Lightner Museum on a rainy Monday. It was a perfect choice for this kind of day. The cost of $10 is very reasonable. There are 3 floors of interesting paintings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Lightner Museum on a rainy Monday. It was a perfect choice for this kind of day. The cost of $10 is very reasonable. There are 3 floors of interesting paintings, glass, furniture, and a mummy to boot. They have a music demonstration twice a day. The lady who did our tour was very knowledgeable and fun to... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This second Flagler hotel was built for his guests amusement & relaxation. Experience the original sound of the Regina music boxes, and walk through the grand ball room over looking the 120 foot long swimming pool, now a cafe. The rooms are full of Tiffany art glass and collector items of the time. Top off your tour with lunch in... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

So many interesting exhibits, well worth your time. Lightner was a collector of everything from toys and toasters to clocks, furniture, art and natural specimens. The inside is just beautiful--a former hotel and spa. The cafe is in the old (huge) swimming pool and we had a nice lunch there.

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Ayr, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you've seen Flagler College you owe it to yourself to walk across the street to see the Lightner Museum. Once you've seen both you can almost say that you've seen the very best of St. Augustine. Make sure you see the music demonstration. It too is one of a kind.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The music demonstration of the old instruments is wonderful. It plays at 11 am and 2 pm. daily. Wonderful old furniture displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like all things Victorian, this is a "Don't Miss" when you're visiting charming St Augustine. Four fascinating floors of the most varied collections imaginable, from furniture to buttons to cigar bands to match box covers ... and be sure to catch the twice-daily demonstrations of Victorian music players and devices. We will be back!

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I always make it a point to visit the Lightner Museum when we hit St. Augustine. We love the atmosphere and the eclectic collection. You can see everything from an Egyptian mummy to music boxes. Some will say there is no rhyme or reason to the museum's collection, but to me, that is the appeal of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you are looking for a world class museum for fine art, the Lightner is not the place. Well, except for the outstanding music box collection - time your visit for a "live" docent show if you can. But the building and its story are worth a visit on their own right. Frankly, it was a highlight of an otherwise... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I go with my family to all sorts of museums (science, historical, art, etc.). I liked this museum but the main two annoyances we the fact that it had hardly any benches or chairs. I like benches in museums because it allows someone to sit down when their family member wants to go through a room much slower than them.... More 

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Fort McCoy, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You MUST see this Museum at least ONCE,, likely you will return most every time you return to St. Augustine- it's THAT GOOD. Music Box collection is Best Seen ever ANYWHERE. Art, Antique Collection, China from around the world and hundreds of years of history. Impossible to see everything in a day. May not be of interest to children- especially... More 

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