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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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Activities: Antiquing, Getting married
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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This is a 3 floor museum that holds wonderful 1800/early 1900 furniture. Lovely statuary. If you like antiques you will love this place! If you go in the summer this is air... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Punta Gorda, Florida

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a 3 floor museum that holds wonderful 1800/early 1900 furniture. Lovely statuary. If you like antiques you will love this place! If you go in the summer this is air conditioned.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building with awesome grounds. It was a collection of art and collectibles. Wish it would have been set up more like the old days

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I will have to return to this museum, so much to see. Also, I did not ask who Mr. Lightner was, but looked him up later. A Chicagoan, that explains the pillars at the entrance from the Palmers. Be sure to schedule so that you can participate in the Music Room Tour at 11am or 2pm. This is the former... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Lighter Museum, which is housed in another of Henry Flagler's fantastic turn of the century luxury hotels, contains an amazing array of collections and artifacts, primarily from the Guilder Age in American history. The entire massive collection, from Tiffany Glass to incredible furniture & early phonograph players to art and even Sir Winston Churchill's stuffed lion, was donated to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum was done on a whim with my parents and our daughter and her friend. We weren't sure what to expect. I thought it was going to be like a Ripleys or something like it. I was truly surprised. It was actually very interesting. We were rushed for time this trip, but have decided to plan a day next... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A most unusual building and historical treasures of the city. Many items you wouldn't think you would see but interesting. Don't forget to ask for a discount when you visit

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have been every couple of years and I am amazed how much there is to see. And eating in swimming pool is quite a treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The museum provides an interesting glimpse into turn of the century sophistication and excess. Rooms bear not only collections but photos of the lavish history of the hotel. The collections are eclectic; shrunken heads and artifacts from indigenous populations , cut glass and paper-thin porcelain plates. There are collections of shaving mugs, womens beaded purses and funeral wreaths made from... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Alot of old junk sitting around..What a waste of money and space. At least it keeps the building from being torn down.

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Highland, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A great museum with lots of interesting and quirky displays. Take your time to see everything especially the lion and the old spa.

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