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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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Palm City, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Just across the street from Flagler College. So if you go on the 10AM tour of the college you can conviently walk across the street to go tour this museum. Definitely worth it to view their various collections of cut glass, artwork, music boxes, and to see where their was once an indoor swimming pool.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was originally a hotel built in the 1880’s, but was later purchased by a wealthy Chicago publisher in the 1940’s and converted to a museum to house his extensive collection of mostly 19th century memorabilia. The collection is eclectic, and includes costumes, paintings, statues, musical instruments, furniture, cut glass, and much more, housed on three floors of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The museum was cool and had many different kinds of collections. Our favorite was the "shops" area. The luxury hotel it is housed in was gorgeous. Wish I could have seen the hotel in its heyday.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I think Mr Lightner was the first "hoader" - but his collections are beautiful as is the museum. Travelers should definitely try to have lunch in the Cafe Alcazar which was the swimming pool where the original Tarzan was discovered.

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Jacksonville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went on a family visit and enjoyed the history!! Family was down from PA and they wanted to explore the old sites. Would go back!!

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Sebring, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The museum houses a collection of collections purchased by Mr. Lightner. The museum building was also interesting itself. The music room demonstration was quite enjoyable.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I love museums that are filled with historic artifacts and/or fine art. This place really had neither. A few interesting pieces but the majority looked like left overs no one wanted at the local antique stores. The plaques explaining items were very limited if there at all. A beautiful building though and a good escape from the heat so not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum has rooms of items to visit. There were so many beautiful items. There were stained glass windows and rooms of glass items. It is a must see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great inside activity. I enjoyed the historic building and seeing the collections. A variety, so somethings interested me more and some my husband. For only $10 a person a good deal. We also enjoyed lunch in a little cafe in the courtyard area (Reflections cafe I think it is called).

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've walked by the museum but had never gone in so were with friends and did, very glad! A good hour and a half with some fascinating information and artifacts, you could obviously spend more time and read more/linger more. The information and collection really helped us imagine the later 1800's/early 1900's and the lifestyle of the upper crust of... More

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