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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

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Address: 2081 Radford Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32508
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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If you love lighthouses, a great stop

I have come on both visits to the area. You can climb at your own pace, and there are a few views along the way. Up top, the view is beautiful. You also get a glimpse of the Blue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have come on both visits to the area. You can climb at your own pace, and there are a few views along the way. Up top, the view is beautiful. You also get a glimpse of the Blue Angels if they are not out flying. Must be able to climb stairs, not have vertigo, and control small children.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been here several times, the last time was for a birthday party ....enjoyable and historically interesting

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice thing to do on vacation. they have a nice gift shop and things to see on ground level if you dont want to climb the stairs. the view is great if you do climb the 100's of stairs!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Step to the top and get a great view of the bay and the airfield which hosts the Blue Angels. Hands-on knot displays for children.

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Murphysboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, the lighthouse was under restoration when we visited; therefore, we were unable to climb to the top. The museum was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Call ahead and reserve to climb the stairs for the view. If you can't climb their is plenty to see. Renovations are planned for 2016 so plan ahead. It's also lit up like a tree during Dec.

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Hertford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting the Naval Station you should see the light house and climb the spiral stair around 175 steps to the top. The museum is pre-civil war and was fired on by Union Troops from an island just across the inlet. Reach the top and get an overview of the history from the attendant. Make sure you bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a stop if you are in the neighborhood. Make sure to check out the view from the beach, it is a short walk away and a fabulous picture spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place to visit. A lot of stuff to see. excellent food. Light house of up high allot of stair

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Columbus, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're a military family of 7 and was excited to visit the lighthouse. Unfortunately, it was a bit more expensive than we anticipated so we were unable to do it. :(

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