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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 for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola. The tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Bay, 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. *To access NAS Pensacola, civilian guests must use the West Gate on Blue Angel Parkway*
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2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
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Reviewed yesterday

If your into a little climbing of stares and seeing some history, I highly recommend taking the time to visit. One you get to the top, it is amazing.

Thank Jill H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to see the Blue Angles and stopped at this gem. Wow!! The 179 stairs to the top of the lighthouse was so worth it.

Thank Pamela J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to go on a clear day because the view from the top if you can make it. It's a bit of a climb, but plenty of stopping points in case you get tired. The effort is definitely worth it once...More

Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well maintained old lighthouse. Great views throughout the climb up. Lots of great artifacts too. Love going there every time I'm in the area.

Thank Steven K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wear close toed shoes and leave your purse in the car! It’s a hike up the lighthouse but well worth it, such amazing views from the top!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Light Houses and love seeing them! This was a Beautiful one and this was #4 on this trip of seeing them!

Thank Marilyn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For me, lighthouse visits are a must if on the coast. This one is beautifully preserved and tall!. We took on the challenge to go up over 170 stairs and the once at the top enjoyed a fantastic view of the gulf coast. The day...More

Thank Luvsviolet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is a great attraction. They recently underwent a huge renovation, and it looks great. My husband and I have done most of the tours: Valentine's Day Sunset Tour, Ghost Tour, and Blue Angels practice. All were fantastic. Watching the Blue...More

Thank Kristi6
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to visit. Nice panoramic views at top. You cannot go up with flip flops or backless shoes. Stairs are metal black and winding. Space is small and it gets hot walking up. (Florida weather) costs 7.00 if you are not military or a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good destination full of history. Enjoyed viewing the Musuem and seen where their was a paranormal investigation there. The climb was 177 steps easy going down than up. Well worth the view.

Thank Sarah B
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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
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epayne0003
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
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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!
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