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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone Number: +1 904-829-0745
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Change your perspective of the past. America's history will never look the...

Change your perspective of the past. America's history will never look the same after a visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum Museum. Climb 219 steps to get breathtaking views of Northeast Florida. Or stay below to discover artifacts recovered from shipwrecks off the coast, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum covers centuries of nautical history from in and around St. Augustine, Florida. Families are invited to embark on a self-guided tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & maritime Museum. This includes a shipyard playground, a wooden-boat building exhibition, a nature trail and permanent interactive, exhibits in the Keepers' House, including "At Home with the Harns in Post Civil War Household," and in the Spring of 2016, we'll open the exhibition "Wrecked" featuring a shipwreck from the end of the American Revolution. See what happened as the Royal Provencals and and some of Fraser's Highlanders fled Charleston, SC for British St. Augustine on New Year's Eve, 1782. 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 actually comes inside the lighthouse tower and keepers' home. Book this tour in advance because it fills up fast. And book mid-week to avoid the crowds.

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See the whole city

If this is the only thing you do in St. Augustine you must do it. The view is of the whole city and out over the ocean. Sail boats, Dolphins, sea birds, and city highlight are... read more

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If this is the only thing you do in St. Augustine you must do it. The view is of the whole city and out over the ocean. Sail boats, Dolphins, sea birds, and city highlight are just a few of the delights you might encounter. The history of the lighthouse is wonderful also.

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great to visit and learn more history. There are 213 steps to the top, just FYI But what I view. It is easy to find, you do have to go though the neighborhood to get to the lighthouse. Once inside there is many gifts and novelties to purchase.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a hike to the top (800+ steps I think), but worth it. Nice museum filled with interesting facts (WWII anyone?)

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great activity. It's the best way (IMO) to get exercise because the reward is the amazing view of St. Augustine. I didn't want to leave from the top! The museum was interesting also.

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Hanover, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband doesn't like heights and has arthritis so we didn't think we would pay the $12.95 each for the tour. I just wanted to get a good photo but when we got there we found out that you can not enter the compound without buying a ticket. Instead we walked around the front and found some places that you... More 

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pksmith
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lighthouse is gorgeous inside and out and 100% worth the trip to see it and the grounds. I was worried about the climb, but the steps are well spaced with dual handrails. See it, climb it, photograph it. Awesome

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Ogunquit, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coming from New England, there are many lighthouses we love. However, this was one of the few that you can actually climb and walk out on the top. The views are beautiful and the history is very interesting.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful lighthouse filled with tons of history and great pathways to explore. It is a very hard climb so keep that in mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse is beautiful and very visitor friendly. The tour was phenomenal. Very informational and hands on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

219 steps to the top! Well worth the climb! Though it was a bit chilly, wind out of the north nod only 50 degrees when we went. Great views and the staff was very informative. History at its best!

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