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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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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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Good attraction.

We went to the dark of the moon tour. It is a little pricey but the offered different discount i.g. military, senior citizen etc. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. A... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the dark of the moon tour. It is a little pricey but the offered different discount i.g. military, senior citizen etc. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. A great view from the top og the lighthouse. A must see attraction.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the Nation's oldest ports. Read and heard so much about the lighthouse, had to visit. A little hard to find, but well worth the visit.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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It was digit and we really were too overheated to be able to make it up to the top. There wasn't that much to see in the house associated with the lighthouse so it was kinda expensive for such a brief encounter. Everyone who worked there was very pleasant I think if we had been able to walk to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived a bit late for a docent led tour and were happily surprised when we were informed where the group was and that it would be fine for us to join them a few minutes late. Boy are we glad they allowed us to go on the tour. Our docent brought the history of living at the lighthouse, boat... More 

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Cleveland TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is truly a beautiful place, the grounds are immaculate neat clean, the trip up the stairs was a task but nothing for a mountain climber...scenic view all abound was 2nd time there brought our daughter with us she enjoyed it also. will return once again to see this beautiful place.

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Pekin, Illinois
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Tricky for us to find, but worth it once found. Beautiful area and well kept. I'm still a bigger fan of the Ponce Inlet lighthouse, but this is a great place to stop at as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the trolley car to the stop where the beach bus took us to the lighthouse- no driving! Loved it!! It is a little pricey to see the lighthouse area but it is a nice view from above. There is a lot of history around the lighthouse and museum. We spent almost 2 hours walking the grounds. Took the... More 

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It was a great experience. First time ever at a lighthouse. Tour guide was great. A lot of history. So much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have yet to make it to the top, but made it to the 7th landing (of 8) this time. The scenes out the windows going up are breathtaking enough, but my son's pictures from the top are so beautiful. One day I will make it to the top. (Not in 90+ heat, though). Staff are friendly and informative. Love... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I go to the lighthouse annually and we love it every time! It is a very photogenic building. This year we decided to go on the dark of the moon ghost tour. It was exceptional. This is THE St. Augustine ghost tour. The stories are fantastic and the activity is genuine. A must when you visit!!!

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