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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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
12 attraction reviews
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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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you visit St. Augustine you must go to this museum. The building is gorgeous with high ceilings and curved entrances. It has historical items and you can even hear the many, old music boxes play. It was the highlight of our visit.

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Ocklawaha, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Not really impressed with the museum for the $10 entry per person. Thought there would be more interesting items. Mostly very baroque furniture and glass. They have a music and science room, which were a bit more interesting, but not much.

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

. The Lightner Museum is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. So many pieces of art, furniture, sculptures, paintings that every time I visit I see something I did not see before.

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