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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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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Antiquing, Getting married
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the Lightner Museum during our honeymoon. First let me start by saying the place is beautiful. If you do not want to enter the museum you can still walk the grounds and walk inside to the courtyard, which is amazing in itself. You can also go to the dining area which is located in a... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was once a hotel with a fascinating story. This and a tour of Flagler College, which is across the street, are musts early in your visit to St. Augustine. The history ties into your whole picture of the old town. Look for coupons toward admission, which is reasonable. There are old musical instrument demonstrations for approximately 40 minutes at... More

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Cypress, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This museum is actually a collectors personal life long collection of everything from fine art, crystal, toys and numerous other collectables. The variety of items on display is amazing. There are four floors of items on display and you can spend several hours here. This museum is a well kept secret and worth the visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Some beautiful glass wear. Three levels of history. The Turkish baths were almost still in tact. Very interesting experience.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a true hodge-podge of collections, I found enough to keep me interested for most of an afternoon but I'd say keep your kids at the Alligator farm, most of this would probably bore them. It's kind of hard to explain what's here, it's a bit of this a and dash of that - oil paintings, marble sculptures, Winston... More

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was kind of boring for my family. Lots of trinkets to look at... More like collections. Not very fun for us.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The museum has 3 levels with stairs and elevator. I am personally not a museum person. I can only handle so much slow walking, reading, and looking. There is so much to look at in this museum that if you are really interested in it, I would take a couple days so you don't get maxed out. Almost half of... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Having visited St. Augustine numerous times while my daughter attended Flagler College, I had seen, but never visited the former Alcazar Hotel that now houses the Lightner Museum. I always thought it housed an art collection, but I learned I was way off. In reality it houses an eclectic collection of history, musical instruments, tapestry, glassware, odds and ends of... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum has collections of things that you might haven't seen before... Some collections were pretty cool to look at and some others are somehow boring. There's some beautiful items and I enjoyed looking at. They also had historic story about the building. My favorite part, where the area where they used to be POOL but now is a shopping... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ever wondered what happened to expensive little decor items that wealthy people in the early 1900's got rid of? Me neither, but here's where quite a few ended up. In another century, this was the Alcazar Hotel, one of the vacation residences for People Who Owned a Least One Train Car. This is a lovely break from the WORLD'S OLDEST... More

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