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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
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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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It's open again (from 24 Sep)

The lighthouse had been closed from early September for repair works but it's now back operational. The only sign of works was some plastic sheeting at the top of the 177 step... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse had been closed from early September for repair works but it's now back operational. The only sign of works was some plastic sheeting at the top of the 177 step climb which you have to push thru -no big problem. The climb to the top is exerting and of course there is no air con on the walk... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a super fun climb to the time, great views, workers told us interesting ghost stories and then we walked along the beach after. Not a bad way to kill an afternoon.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really wanted to climb to the top but it was closed for repairs. We were only able to tour the house, which was an interesting step back in time - complete with life sized mannequins in each room. A video played describing experiences by people who say the lighthouse is haunted.

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Thank moore1200
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a beautiful lighthouse but unfortunately it was closed for repairs when we there. We did visit the gift shop. It was very small and not super friendly. Hopefully next time we are in Pensacola we can go inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want amazing sunset views, this is place to go! I think it cost me $5 to get in and climb to the top of the lighthouse. There are a lot of steps, and it is easy to bump your head. Lots of fun though!

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Following my visit to the Naval Air Museum, my friends and I decided to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse. We were a little surprised that the Lighthouse is actually on the grounds of the Naval Base. When we visited, the Lighthouse was closed for renovations and we could only visit the Museum. The Museum is a depiction of what things looked... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the lighthouse after the Naval Air Museum. It is just across the street. There is a small fee to climb the lighthouse but it was worth the expense. The views from the top are amazing! There is also an employee at the top to explain the lens, the light, the history and the views of the surrounding area.... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice stop. If you can make the climb (not too bad) you get a great view of the surrounding area including the ocean and the NAS Pensacola flight line. The museum is ok but I don't think the younger kids enjoyed it much. Small gift shop at the entrance.

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The Colony, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good museum at the base and the caretakers residence. The climb is steep and there is no air conditioning. But there are windows where you can rest if need be.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best view over Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Island. It is a great spot for sunsets. If you time it right you can watch Blue Angels practice.

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