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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
+1 850-393-1561
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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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2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
+1 850-393-1561
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Reviewed yesterday

We had limited time and wanted to spend most of it in the Air Museum. We got over to the lighthouse early, and it wasn't going to open for almost an hour. So we satisfied ourselves with getting some pictures, and reading all the outside...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been to a couple of lighthouses, but this one has been restored, and the history and story are presented well. I was stationed at NAS Pensacola in early 1980's The lighthouse was there but no museum. Great that the preserved the history and you are...More

Thank Ron & Joanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the Naval Airport base, you need to follow Navy procedures to enter. But, if you get to the right gate, in you go. And if you get to the wrong gate, a smiling correction will fix that. The lighthouse has a nice museum I....More

Thank charles819
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, idyllic setting with a great history. The spectacular view was worth the 177 steps to the top. The gentleman at the top of the lighthouse was full of great information! It is only a quarter mile from the NAS Museum and worth the trip.

Thank muzzician
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Miramar Beach and drove to Pensacola a couple of days. One entire day was spent at the Naval museum and the second day at the Lighthouse & Gulf Islands NS. We almost made it to the top of the lighthouse but they...More

Thank travelingman1701
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very fun experience climbing up those stairs was a challenge... but all and all it was fun... the history of it was very interesting

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love lighthouses and really liked this one. It's a long climb but well worth it. Staff were at the bottom and top and were very informative and helpful. Great views and a small section about women and lighthouses.

Thank magmschmidt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well preserved lighthouse and grounds. Keepers house is the museum. Walking to the top of the lighthouse affords great views. Worth a stop if you are nearby.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you can get on the base, Public is invited. The light house is staffed with very knowledgeable volunteer staff. If you like the history of Light houses this is a must see. walk to the top of...More

Thank clakeBigBend_Wi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hate to say it but we only snuck by to take a photo. Not enough time. Want was so darn cool as to see the light rotating at night. We stayed on base right next door at the Navy Lodge. So cool to see that...More

Thank Kathy G
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Brenda W
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Travel242424 | Reviewed this property |
Just a drivers license go to west gate to get a pass for all three sites on the base naval museum/light house/fort
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Unfortunately children cannot be carried up; it's a Coast Guard regulation and a safety issue. Like you stated, what most guests do is take turns climbing; one or more in your party stays with the child/children while the... More
Jennie Y
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is all self-guided so you can visit at your own pace. We look forward to your visit!