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The Lightner Museum

75 King Street, P.O. Box 334, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
904-824-2874
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Antiquing, Getting married
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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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It is sad to see that there are so many positive reviews of this little museum because it really is a disappointment. Granted this is not the Smithsonian, and although it does have a few nice display it falls short. A good amount of the displays are crammed together and almost depressing in their presentation. The old timey shop displays... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Even though it is now a museum you still get the feeling of the grandeur of what, in its day, must have been a wonderful hotel. There are many photos around the building taken in the hotels hey day. The shower rooms and Russian baths really give you an impression about what, back in the day must have been the... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful treasure to see.Highly recommend seeing this if its your first time to the area.There is a fee,but plenty of coupons to get a discount. I went with my husband and spent a good 2 to 3 hours looking at everything it had to offer.They even had showings of their music box collection,something not to be missed if... More

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MIDLOTHIAN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This IS a must see for all but the most ardent Phillistine. Eclectic,for sure,in its collections.. Also a peak into a bygone era of true resorts of the Golden Age. Eat in the POOL! visit the steam room,very interesting. BUT,it is the various mediums of art,that are the attractions.. By the way,the galleries on the square are pretty decent too.... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the Lightner Museum overall. I especially liked that they had a very wide range of exhibits to browse. It made it feel like there was a little something for everyone in our group. I enjoyed the Music room and the demonstration of the different pieces kept there, and I was equally fascinated by the science and technology rooms.... More

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Leesburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Located in what was once a hotel built by Henry Flagler. Some interesting displays. A nice way to spend a few hours learning about the history of St. Augustine.

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Hampton, KY, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Lightner Museum is one of the best parts of visiting St. Augustine; the whole city just feels "ancient". It is the oldest city in the USA, and the Lightner Museum is a great place to get the flavor of the cultural impact that the Spanish had on the settlement of the country. Be sure to enjoy the landscape, the... More

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Eastern Shore, AL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved this museum, it had oddities galore! However, things were laid out in a strange manner, junky in places, sparse in others. It has potential to attract more people I believe it they would get someone in there that could arrange things in a way you did not feel overwhelmed by "stuff" at times. My children told me about... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Take the Time to visit this Museum. Filled with the most beautiful pieces of a lost time era. The days of Flowing Gowns, and Top Hats, where Men strolled with walking Sticks, and Women sat on Settes listing to the men discuss the world. The 3rd floor was a sight to see. The Grand Ballroom, and Olympic sized indoor pool... More

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valdosta, georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just visited the Lightner for the 27th time in 40 years. I absolutely love this museum. I don't care if you visit 100 times, you always see something that you did not notice previously. This was our third visit this year and we will go back in October. Staff is friendly, courteous, and able to answer any and all questions... More

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