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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Getting married, Antiquing
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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A not to miss and very different museum.

This museum is in the former Hotel Alcazar.This guy saved every thing from toasters to fine art!The museum is spread out over three floors.Don't miss the antique music... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong. I'm sure that many things in the exhibits were priceless. But Mr. Lightner was a collector of collections, so past the first floor full of collections, there's only so many vases I care to see at that point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is in the former Hotel Alcazar.This guy saved every thing from toasters to fine art!The museum is spread out over three floors.Don't miss the antique music demonstration at 11 and 2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We are a family of 4. Our children were 6 and 11 when we visited. The Docents (Margo and David) were superb. They were both true storytellers and historians. We loved listening to them and learning about all the neat artifacts. The highlight was a tour of the music room with several listening experienced that were second to none. Really... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is full of antiquities, mostly from the gilded age. It is located in the historic Hotel Alcazar, so the building itself is interesting and beautiful. The antiquities include Victorian art glass, Tiffany stained glass, musical instruments, furniture, costumes, and so much more. It is a must see place when visiting St. Augustine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting collection of collectibles and art. Teenage son found it interesting but not for long. Excellent examples of art and furniture. The natural section has a mummy, lion and a meteorite. Mechanical music demonstration was interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very dilapidated property. The exhibits are random collections of various items. While interesting I expected something different. I would suggest more focus on the history of the hotel, who had stayed there, significant events that occurred at the property. In the end the tickets were cheap and it did entertain us for a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visit every time we are in St. Augustine. It is an eccentric collection of all sorts of things, from sculptures to cut glass to a button collection. There are lots of things you would just never together

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a music exhibition in the music room. The era displayed was the Victorian. The three floors had wonderful furniture, china, nature displays and unique mechanical items of the late 1800's & early 1900's. There is a ten dollar admission charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a tour of the Music Room by Laura who was fantastik! Her heart is totally into the rich history of the music boxes! The Museum is a large collection of many smaller collections! Quite interesting and varied! A little bit of everything. Lots of Docents to answer questions too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We decided to visit the Lightner Museum because it was SO hot outside! It turned out to be worth the money! There was a lot to see and you could spend hours in there. It was more than just reading plaques. It was full of antiques, art, and history!

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Additional Information about The Lightner Museum

Address: 75 King Street, P.O. Box 334, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: 904-824-2874
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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