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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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This museum is so cool! There are so many objects dating mostly from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The building itself has a great story. Flagler basically was the man... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is so cool! There are so many objects dating mostly from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The building itself has a great story. Flagler basically was the man and built this awesome building to entertain his wealthy friends from up north. I spent a couple hours in here but could have spent all day. Great, well-maintained... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Lightner museum is full of exciting things to see. I enjoyed the Ballroom with the beautiful paintings as well as the Victorian art glass and stained glass work from Louis Comfort Tiffany's studio. With three floors to enjoy it is impossible for me to tell you about all the exciting things that are in the museum, such as, the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

As often happens when I go to a museum, I end up being more fascinated with the building that houses the museum than the actual artifacts. The museum building was a former hotel with spa for the elite. I found all the info interesting as we toured room by room. It was a very quiet museum. We had a few... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is an old hotel that houses a collection of collections. There is a lot see and volunteers that happily provide information overload.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Visited the Lightner Museum thinking it would be as interesting as most of the city. Save your money. Go to the Flea Market on Sat. or Sun. Free. You'll see the same junk, Wish someone would do something worthwhile with the beautiful building.

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atlanta, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had the sweetest docent take around some of the cool displays. She answered questions and knew her stuff! Could not see everything there as we were tight on time. Would go back and see the rest on another trip. Eat lunch in the onsite cafe, Cafe Alcazar if you don't food allergies. It's a fun experience to dine at... More 

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Much to see, and we did not have enough time! The music demo was really fun. Also cool to see the many artifacts and oddities. Museum stops admitting guests early (4-ish) so make sure you start your day here. We went in the morning then ate at the bottom of the swimming pool cafe for lunch (make a reservation as... More 

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Sebring, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Primarily just showcases of historical glass, buttons and other collections. Did find the "spa" area interesting as it is original to the hotel. Would have liked to seen more areas set up as the hotel used to be rather than collections. We had free tickets that were given to us. Glad we did not pay for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Extensive displays of art, clothing, furniture, & numerous other items from near the turn of the century. Well-marked exhibits, easy to walk around, easy to spend a couple of hours at least.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Alcazar Hotel was built by Henry Flagler in 1889. Had electricity, swimming pool, Russian and Turkish baths, tennis courts, ballrooms. Is one of the first built of concrete poured in 10" horizontal layers. It is now the Lightner Museum. The opulence of that era is expressed in the architecture of this place. Long gone are the dances, the wealthy... More 

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