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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Dr, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-5443
Phone Number: +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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This lighthouse has views that make the long climb seem easy. It is so pretty, and gives you a great look at the area. Beautiful breezes, and a feeling of accomplishment for the... read more

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lighthouse has views that make the long climb seem easy. It is so pretty, and gives you a great look at the area. Beautiful breezes, and a feeling of accomplishment for the long climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a great place to visit! The beautiful lighthouse overviewing the beautiful St. Augustine town. Definitely a must do. You can go to the very top and see the whole city. Not only that, but there are stories of it being a haunted lighthouse. We visited the lighthouse both during the day, which was amazing, and also attended the lighthouse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

History buff and homeschoolers, no way could we let our 13 yr go to the top and us not. LOL This is a MUST DO. The view is awesome and the history is important to remember.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A historic tour of the lighthouse and local marine history! Easily accessible and great people with a lot of history and information!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just love visiting this lighthouse. It is so beautiful and accessible. Today they actually had the lighthouse closed as they were painting the stairs. It was actually nice because I got pictures of the light without people in them. They are constantly doing things here. They are building boats, they have a ship-wreck exhibit, they have... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a little trouble finding a place to park, but a spot opened up and we enjoyed our visit. The lighthouse is beautiful and the staff were helpful.

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Ellicottville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoy visiting the St Augustine lighthouse. History, beautiful views from the top and a good workout walking up all those stairs.

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the lighthouse mainly for the view. It was great! But they also have some neat artifacts and wreckage excavation exhibits inside as well as a lovely gift shop. We skipped the guided tour but didn't feel like we missed anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really cool place to visit if you enjoy history. You can climb up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse, but they won't allow you to bring any children that cannot walk on their own. This lighthouse was actually moved from its original location next to the beach and was moved inland so it wouldnt get... More 

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JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for the great review, I am so glad you enjoyed it and hope you will come back. Because you are interested in the history.... Yes! There have been two towers at St. Augustine, but neither was moved. The first lighthouse near here was established on the site of an old Spanish watchtower dating from at least 1589. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Made the climb, slowly, to the top. It was worth the sore calves the next day. The Martime museum was informative and the lady at the entrance was very knowledgeable.

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