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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
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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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Lakeland, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visit the Lightner if you enjoy history and art. The museum is a trip in time with exquisite crystal and antiques. Take advantage of the music lecture. A variety of instruments and phonographs will be demonstrated and discussed. Worth the time. Don't leave without enjoying lunch in the swimming pool. Unique setting, shops and boutiques surround the "restaurant" and the... More

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Sarasota, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Lightner Museum, totally worthwhile visit to see beautiful art, sculptures, furniture and more, in a building that still exudes the grandeur of days past!

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had never visited this attraction before in ST Augustine, and had a big discount, so decided to give this place a visit. You are required to check your bags/backpacks, etc at the front desk to reduce thievery. From the moment you enter this large, old, restored building, it is like stepping into the past. There are multiple levels of... More

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Valrico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Private collection very varied. Went back a second day. Dosents helpful and friendly. Only ten dollars admission and could come back a second day with your ticket.

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Ocala, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you like looking at stuff from America's Gilded Age, froo-froo things used by rich people in the late 1800s, you will have a better time than I did. It's just not my thing. The bits I did like included stained glass, including a Tiffany lamp and Tiffany window, and a dinosaur egg in the small natural history section. I... More

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Kissimmee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enjoyed the diverse collections of items, from scientific items, old maps, Victorian era items and collections. Impressed by the original wood carvings at the entrance of the museum. There is reconstruction going on so finding the entrance can get a little tricky.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lots to see in this museum. Some odd, some breathtaking. Make sure you time it right to see the music demonstration.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum itself is a very interesting piece of architecture and they do well to highlight that. The collection is diverse but there is no clear direction on how it is organized and they don't have a map of the collection so it's difficult to plan your visit and keep oriented. And there are few if any opportunities to sit... More

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This museum is not too large, making it a nice one to visit if you do not have too much time, perhaps 1 or 2 hours. Each exhibit subject is approximately one room's worth, so you never get a chance to get bored of the items. I enjoyed the display of glass items the most, and learned a little about... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is not a quick visit type of place. There are such wide range of things to look at. Even the building although under construction was stunning!

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