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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
+1 904-829-0745
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Loved learning the history of the lighthouse and that it has been restored to it's former glory... read more

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April H
St. Augustine Lighthouse

Keep in mind It is a lot of stairs, no left. But the view is to die for. May have trouble finding... read more

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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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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved learning the history of the lighthouse and that it has been restored to it's former glory. The view from the top is breath taking!

Thank April H
Reviewed yesterday

Keep in mind It is a lot of stairs, no left. But the view is to die for. May have trouble finding it, it is nestled in residential area so just ask the residences.

Thank roxaneh750
Reviewed yesterday

The Lighthouse and Museum are impressive, and so are the staff and volunteers! We were lucky to arrive in time for a "behind the scenes" tour with an archaeologist who was very knowledgeable about maritime archaeology as well as the history of the Lighthouse. And...More

Thank SusanRSB
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am actually scared of heights but was able to make ALL the way up this lighthouse because it has windows on the way up which allowed for some airflow. This might sound silly but it really helped! And the view was spectacular.

Thank catevenez
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse and surrounding buildings are spectacular structures that should be explored and enjoyed. The group that runs the lighthouse is an amazing group of people dedicated to maritime history and preservation. They support nautical archeological explorations of the surrounding area and are engaged in...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The view from the top of the lighthouse is amazing.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came early around when it opened. Because of the summer Florida heat. We purchased our tickets through our trolley tour. They were a little cheaper that way. They still had $1 off coupons per adult in the various tour booklets. There is a nice...More

Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had kids ranging in age from 7-14 and adults. Everyone enjoyed this activity. The lighthouse views are absolutely worth the climb. The museum had activities that were interactive for kids but were educational for the adults too!

Thank JBKDO
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to take some water and take your time climbing up the winding stairs. There are six or seven levels where you can stop and look out the windows and catch your breath. The view from the top is well worth the climb. The...More

Thank Calef71
Reviewed 3 days ago

The lighthouse is a very interesting place to visit and learn how it helped ships. It was a great experience for my daughter and grandson to go up the 200+ steps to the top since they are not afraid of heights

Thank Almedia S
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Lanette R
Are dogs allowed on the trails and grounds?
April 1, 2017|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Hi, I just saw your question. We allow dogs on site if they are on a leash. Dogs can go everywhere on the property except in the historic buildings. Please enter through the visitors center, which is the red roofed building... More
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MLMD
Do I have to pay admission if I just want to look at the lighthouse from the outside?
December 21, 2016|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Hi, You can view the Lighthouse from the front lawn and there are excellent picture taking opportunities from the pier across the street in Red Cox Park. That's free. The Visitors Center is also free, which includes the... More
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Aden C
Hello everyone, On the website it doesn't list a cost. Is there a few to get in?
November 13, 2016|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Yes, there is a fee to get in. It is Adults 12.95 and Children under 12 10.95, Seniors 60 and over 10.95. You can mitigate the cost on the web site by using a 10% discount coupon, or purchasing on line in advance and... More
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