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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

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Address: 2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
Phone Number: +1 850-393-1561
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Best View in Town!

Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse...

The Best View in Town!

Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters, built in 1869, is home to a museum and a gift shop.

Visit this historic spot in America's First Settlement, established in 1559. Make a day of it and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Barrancas while you're here. Our nature walk takes you to the white sands of beautiful quiet-water beach–a perfect beach for kids. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and stay a while. The Pensacola Lighthouse and museum is open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well.

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What a view!

It's a long, hot climb to the top (over 170 steps) but the view at the top is worth it. Wear or bring a pair of closed toes shoes as you will not be allowed to climb with flip... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a long, hot climb to the top (over 170 steps) but the view at the top is worth it. Wear or bring a pair of closed toes shoes as you will not be allowed to climb with flip flops (you will have to barefoot it). Worth a stop if you are already visiting the air museum.

Thank clzkeel
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

$20 for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12. You can tour the old house which has been restored with artifacts from the time set up as they would have been. You can climb the lighthouse itself if you want to walk up 196 stairs. They are made of iron, and it gets a little cramped, but its awesome. Great... More 

Thank jeffthern
Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were something like 175 steps up and then down again on a pretty tight spiral staircase, so it's not for the faint of heart. Also be aware that you'll have to do it barefoot (per Coast Guard regulation) if you're wearing sandals with no heel strap. The cost is $6 for each adult (not sure about kids). It's absolutely... More 

Thank Laura4384
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this place was on a episode of ghost hunters some years back. it's beautiful to see how they have continued to embrace their history here and restore the old. lovely museum visit but here is your travel tip if you are attempting to make the long journey up the lighthouse stairwell......it is iron I so recall and therefore very painful... More 

Thank buttercup2003
Lake Charles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the lighthouse. A family of of 4 is $20 if both kids under 12 kids over 12 would add $2 each. It was really nice and well kept. We enjoyed ourselves. We went through pretty quick.

Thank Jennifer K
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the area already and want to take pictures in front of all U. S. lighthouses so we decided to go here. The gift shop was decent with a few sundries and souvenir type items. We did not take the inside tour as it was blazing hot the day we went. We did get our photo, but it... More 

Thank Camille J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not into lighthouses that much so this really wasn't my thing. What is fun for me is setting up a run to and from the light house.

Thank Cary V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful historic lighthouse with a stunning view of the naval museum, beach and port. But to see it you have to climb many, many, many stairs! So be sure you are physically up to it and are not afraid of heights. Transversing the spiral staircase with people coming up and down means everyone needs to have patience and courtesy. It's... More 

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Twin Cities, Mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Over rated and they charge 5 bucks to go up the light house. Once in there your informed that unless you have tennis shoes you have to go up barefoot.

Thank pinksand1
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you can climb all of the stairs the view is breath taking. It has recently been painted and updated a little. The lighthouse itself is a beautiful picture,

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