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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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Wonderful View!

So much history in this lighthouse! We could have stayed all day, will definitely go again! The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mhoney4
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Great Tour

Rick was a very knowledgeable and interesting tour guide who shared Florida history that most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
reb00th
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Houston, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed yesterday

So much history in this lighthouse! We could have stayed all day, will definitely go again! The view was amazing!

Thank mhoney4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rick was a very knowledgeable and interesting tour guide who shared Florida history that most people, especially if they are not from Florida, don't know.

Thank reb00th
Reviewed 2 days ago

Clean grounds and the lighthouse is well maintained. Although a lot of steps, a fairly easy climb to the top with amazing views. The gift shop had just about everything! Dont forget to take a picture of the lighthouse behind you in the mirror before...More

Thank rosemskinner
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for the terrific five star review. If you come back please use our on-line coupons, or find a discount coupon in a local tourist map around town. We offer 10% discounts through other venues, and on our web site (.org for non-profit)...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The view from the top of the light house is pretty...but its not for those who can't climb stairs (there are 219) or those who are scared of heights. It also was a little pricey at more than $30 for two adults and one kid...More

Thank Ruby G
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Reviewer, Thanks so much for the useful feedback. Some days in Florida are just muggy. To beat the heat come early or late. We are open at 9 am and stay open in the summer until 7 pm. Drink lots of water before you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

My party of 8 decided to go to the Lighthouse to climb to the top and see the view. The Lighthouse is one of the signature sights and pictures for the St. Augustine area. The climb was worth the view. Spectacular. We also enjoyed the...More

Thank THooks538
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by with my girlfriend for her first visit. Amazing view of st augustine from the top, its about 206 steps i believe, but its not a bad climb, absolutely worth it once you walk through the door at the top and see how beautiful...More

Thank joshjbrown
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the lighthouse and it was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Also if you had an old town trolley sticker they offer a discount to you.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an awesome time. Highly recommend getting tickets for the paranormal dark of the moon tour. We caught ghost shadows and EVP's! The view from the top is amazing!

Thank bossnass64
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cool and historical place. Be ready to sweat and walk. Really nice gift shop and employees were friendly and helpful.More

Thank Bobby G
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Reviewer, In the fall its a lot cooler, but we can't do much about the walking up 219 steps. Thank you so much for your review of our staff. We strive to please. If you come back please do use the coupons on our...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots and lots of stairs! Worth it though. Great view, history and the guides were very good at telling facts.

Thank Tonya G
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Lanette R
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
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
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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