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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
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+1 904-829-0745
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is more than...

A visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is more than you might expect! Climb 219 steps for a breathtaking view of both St. Aug and the beaches. Or go below to discover object from a British shipwreck. Take free with admission guided tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Or come early at 9 am to beat the heat. Late in the day is also cooler and we are open all summer until 7 pm. Families can enjoy a self guided tour that includes a shipyard playground and a short nature trail. A small-craft boat building exhibition is on site, and you can see archaeologists at work on objects from under the sea. In the keepers' house see "At Home with the Harns in Post Civil War Household," which tells the story of Major William Harn who was at both Ft Sumter and Gettysburg as an artillery commander. He and his family lived as lighthouse keepers for 20 years after the war. Also climb aboard the sandbar in WRECKED! an exhibition about a 1782 British shipwreck following the American Revolution. Our Archaeologists have discovered this story just for you. Visitors can also encounter ghosts and spirits on the nighttime, Dark of the Moon tour, which is the only St. Augustine ghost tour that gets you inside the Lighthouse tower. Book this tour in advance because it fills up fast. And book mid-week to avoid the crowds. For general admission purchase your tickets on-line in advance w/coupon code LH15 to get a 15% discount off regular admission prices. Or join on the porch with a family membership for discounts to local attractions, and 20% off in the Museum shop as well as free admission all year long. There is always more to come at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.

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Lovely and informative

We visited and climbed to the top and witnessed the best view in St. Augustine. The exhibits throughout the grounds were interesting - especially the boat building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited and climbed to the top and witnessed the best view in St. Augustine. The exhibits throughout the grounds were interesting - especially the boat building.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lighthouse and Maritime museums are one of the most attractive sites in Saint Augustine. Recommend it for sure! The views from the top of the Lighthouse are magnificent. Although the climbing to the top can be challenging if not physically fit it is totally worth it. The Staff is very kind and attentive, The House and the Museum have... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This lighthouse is well maintained and super high. There are also a lot of things to do once you enter the area (past the gift shop). Just as an FYI....you won't be able to get close to the lighthouse without paying the entry fee, which will run you about the average for all the attractions located in Saint Augustine. The... More 

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Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time - good history, learning experience - would definitely recommend to others! We took the tour and learned quite a bit. The view from the top was fabulous!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lighthouse was one of my favorite places we visited in St. Augustine. The view from the top of the lighthouse is gorgeous. But get ready to climb. Gray place to take kids that are able to walk on their own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic view 219 steps to the top. Great for cooler weather. Wonderful gift shop helpful staff. Scary if you are afraid of heights. History worthy!

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great outing, nice historical lighthouse--the climb to the top is not bad. The views were fantastic, this is a good little activity and the park nearby makes for a wonderful picnic place--so have lunch while you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to get to and doesn't take too long. Don't climb to the top if you have heart problems! Good that there were landings so you could pace yourself. Very interesting. Play areas for the children well thought out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places to go to in St Augustine. The views are the best. Pain staking care has been taken in its restoration. I remember years ago Taking off from Camachee Cove Marina going fishing with my dad down near Titusville and rounding the corner heading into mantiazis inlet and looking over and seeing the ever faithful assurance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I like lighthouses so couldn't pass up the opportunity to see the one in St. Augustine. At 216 steps and 165', it's an easier climb than many with level platforms about every dozen steps and wider steps than most. While waiting for others to come up or down the next section, you can catch your breath. The view from the... More 

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