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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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Educational Tour and Museum

Well thought out tour and museum. Not only can you enjoy the lighthouse but also learn about the archaeological program around St. Augustine. The spiral staircase climb up the... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well thought out tour and museum. Not only can you enjoy the lighthouse but also learn about the archaeological program around St. Augustine. The spiral staircase climb up the lighthouse looks intimidating, but taking one-step-at-a-time will get you to the top. The staircase is wide for a lighthouse and the tour guide will tell you why. There are landings to... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are one that is not afraid of heights and a little workout this is an excellent stop. As you ascend up to the top you will see how this might be a challenge for those not in tip top shape. Lucky for me there were benches to rest on half way up lol. Once you pass the portal... More 

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Valrico, Florida, United States
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We enjoyed climbing to the top of the lighthouse. It provided great views of the area. We went first thing in the morning to avoid the heat, however it was still stuffy inside the lighthouse. Make sure to hydrate before you go! The keepers house was neat to see as well.

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Thank Lee Ann C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty much the sight house tour is self guided. The staff on site were very knowledgable of the specifics of any question asked. The guided tour was ok but with people carrying on conversations the tour guide was hard to hear at times. Well worth the visit and the climb of 219 steps to the top of the light house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't wear a dress/skirt to this place. You will be showing off everything. There are 219 steps and I would not recommend this to people who are scared of heights.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Not much here. I suppose if you are looking for an elevated view of St Augustine inlet this would be a god venue for you. It is on the haunted places tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really loved the St Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum! We had a behind the scenes tour describing the history of the lighthouse, the grounds, the archaeological diving excavations, and boat construction program. The climb to the top of the lighthouse is slightly strenuous, but well worth experiencing the history and the view once on top. The lens is really... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can you really ever get enough of Florida's lighthouses? The museum on premises has done an excellent job of presenting interactive exhibits of interest to all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The new exhibit at the lighthouse museum. The ship has not been identified but the artifacts are on display from 1782! The beautiful woodwork display mimics an ocean sandbar. Then learn the history of the lighthouse and climb the 14 story tower for great 360 degree views.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love visiting the St. Augustine Lighthouse! Beautiful grounds and lots of history! Make sure you climb to the top, the views are fantastic!

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