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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
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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

An amazing collection of everything local and donated, all within a historical establishment! Highly recommend!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It is a nice building but the things inside are of little interest. There was nothing which sticks out in my mind as being worth seeing inside. If you are in Saint Augustine for a long stay you might as well go but not if you are short on time.

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Auburndale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The museum is housed in an old hotel and is undergoing renovations. The exhibits are varied, from shrunken heads to antique glass.

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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fabulous collection of glassworks , empire furniture, antique musical instruments and scientific instruments.

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Liverpool UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Everyone told us that this museum would be good for a rainy day. Thankfully it rained on our last day. This is a former hotel, built in the ‘grand style’ of the early twentieth century. What used to be the indoor pool is now a restaurant which I would also recommend. There is lots to see here. Much of the... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is an eclectic museum; many collections such as glass, china, musical instruments as well as scientific specimens. Fascinating place and well worth a visit.

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Hialeah, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A must!! The staff is great! Try to see the old instrument demonstrations. It is an out of this world experience. The place is SUPERB. The collection of artefacts is impressive. I highly recommend Alcazar Cafe. Food is delicious and affordable, service is outstanding (our server Michael was great!! Thanks!) and the piano makes the ambiance totally mesmerizing! This was... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Otto Lightner published a hobby magazine and did well during the depression when others did not. He bought entire collections from collectors and they are on display in the Lightner Museum. There are collections of music boxes, crystal, china, barber, and more. The Museum was the Alcazar hotel that was built by Henry Flagler. Take to eat in the restaurant.... More

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Riverview, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My mom and I had gotten tickets to take this tour, and I thought it was going to be wonderful. We weren't too enthused with guide giving the tour, and she came across sarcastic a little bit.

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Central Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

There is something for everyone. Fun stuff in every nook and cranny. The building itself is interesting and a marvel. Tons of exhibits and information placards. Look up, look down, look all around. I'm not going to do the review justice...There are tons of fun and interesting things to see. There are many collections. Like Rocks. And it is fun... More

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