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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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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is based upon the gatherings of one amateur collector, so there's a lot of variability in the quality of the contents. Signage is not great, and some of the categorization of items defies logic, e.g., the largest exhibit in the "Science and Industry" room is a stuffed lion that was given to Churchill as a gift. That said,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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333 reviews 333 reviews
165 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

To put it simply, this is a MUSEUM housed in a historic building (don't expect to learn about the building's history or see original artifacts from its hotel days, other than a few placards here and there). I used an Entertainment.com coupon for BOGO admission. At $10 per adult, it was a good deal. TIP: FREE entrance -- To get... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This collection was put together by an individual with money but not a knowledge of antiques. I was surprised that it has such a high rating. I was an antique dealer for many years and the bulk of the collection is not museum quality. It's obvious the collection was created by an uninformed collector quantity vs quality

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The most interesting aspect of the museum to me was the building itself, and what it would have looked like in its heyday. There were several old photos of what it looked like, which were fascinating. The massive indoor swimming pool with an opening glass roof and floating bands must have been a spectacle in its time. The collections are... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This museum is full of history. Do not miss this attraction. I was amazed at how many items was kept form so many years ago. The history on the pool was very interesting. I have visited here with our guest several times. Wonderful attraction.

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Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is not a children's museum so plan accordingly. But adults will enjoy the myriad items of furniture, glass,musical instruments, tourist items, jewelry, household items, scientific stuff, etc etc. There is so much to see here that you should find something to please. And if you are a collector -- glass/china;pocket watches or canes;purses or hats;typewriters/jewelry... You get the idea.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

History, art, culture, collectibles, natural history, and more, this museum truly has something for almost everybody. With the $10 admission fee, you are able to walk around the museum at your leisure, your ticket entitles you to 10% off at the adjoining cafe, and allows free readmission until 4 p.m. Perfect for spending part of the morning, breaking for lunch,... More 

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Port Chester, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a miscellaneous collection of decorative arts in great part amassed through the loss fortune of others. However, it is presented with great sense of unity and interesting to see. I found the most interesting the collection of American glass. It is outstanding. Also, the building is historic and complements Flaggler College building. The building is worth seeing!

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A collection of art, furniture, and collections of hobby objects from 100+ years ago could be interesting if you like that sort of stuff but definitely tedious if not! Several floors in the old hotel which is also the town municipal offices. Interesting photos of the hotel when it operated as such and the walk through the old baths and... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was really neat. Kind of just stumbled in it to see what everyone was going to see. We visited at night and the first floor was free. But they gave us $4.00 off to come back the next day to see the rest of the museum. Would have like to have had a map or something explaining the place... More 

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