We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Marks Lighthouse

Address: Tallahassee, FL
Improve this listing
90%
Ranked #10 of 33 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
Attraction details
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
Write a Review

78 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    38
    33
    6
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bigelow, Arkansas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

After a 6.5 mile walk in the St Mark NWR we drove on down to the lighthouse. A pretty busy place but it didn't seem to bother the water fowl. They included brant geese, snowy egrets, great egrets, northern shovelers. The light house is well kept and shining white in the swamp. They had two volunteers to answer questions and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We took a day trip down here to go exploring, and were very pleased! The drive back to the lighthouse is very beautiful. It is the epitome of NW Florida. The lighthouse itself is neat to see. Great view around it, too. A fun place to go explore!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wish we could at least see what it looks/ looked like. Since we couldn't go inside (presumably for safety reasons), the management of the park should have more displays on what it looks like inside, who lived there, etc. The area around it is spectacular. Loved the Monarchs, the Birds, the Dolphins...even the Alligator near the entrance to the lighthouse!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Twinsburg, Ohio
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

While the surrounding area is well worth the drive the lighthouse itself is pretty nondescript. Not sure if you can get in and tour the place or not. Both times I was there it was closed and I was more interested in photographing the surrounding areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Love the scenary and the wild life. Too bad you are not able to go up the light house. Still we enjoyed our visit and quick stop on the way down from Tallahassee to Palmetto.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
fla.
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Water, wildlife, hiking and beautiful scenery.Great photo ops. Only minus is you can'tclimb the light. Take your camera and wear your hikers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You can appreciate this area two ways: (1) beautiful area with great flora/fauna that you can check off in your nature book, and (2) lots of history associated with the region. It is also a good place to walk and/or bike. Early morning or late afternoon provide amazing colors for photographers. Plan in several hours to enjoy it all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellijay, Georgia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Lighthouse has alot of history behind it, interesting to read up about. The location on the coast is just beautiful, not very crowded at all during my Sept. visit. Best part is the nature trail. The loop goes along the coastline and there is even a spot to stop and eat if you pack a picnic. Great spot to visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
New york
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
125 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was about 8 miles from the visitor center. I have seen many lighthouse; it has nothing special about this lighthouse. However, the loop on the right hand side of the lighthouse offered a great opportunity to observe wild flowers, butterflies, and water flows. We were walking along the levee. I would like to come back again and visit the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tallahassee, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very scenic and nice walking trails. You can fish in the park as well. Families with younger kids expect to do the walking trails to keep them occupied. Lots of wildlife. Would not plan a whole day or anything but worth a couple hour stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed St. Marks Lighthouse also viewed

Tallahassee, Florida Panhandle
 
Tallahassee, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to St. Marks Lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St. Marks Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?