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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
+1 904-829-0745
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Arrived as part of a organized tour. Some parking available but limited. Trolly companies make... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tlittle2004
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Livingston, Texas
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Worth the climb to the top!

We stayed in St. Augustine Beach, so this lighthouse is both visible and easily accessible from the... read more

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Ellen G
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived as part of a organized tour. Some parking available but limited. Trolly companies make stops at this location. Informative discussion regarding the history and the tenders of the light and property. I did not take the 219 steps up to top of the light...More

Thank Tlittle2004
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in St. Augustine Beach, so this lighthouse is both visible and easily accessible from the area. The lighthouse is beautiful and so nicely preserved. This is a great thing to do with children (ideally maybe elementary and older). The museum includes the keepers...More

Thank Ellen G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This lighthouse was built over 130 years ago, climbing the219 steps is equal to 14 stories. Once at the top see breathtaking views of St. Augustine and the Atlantic ocean. Several out buildings are also on the property. There is a guided tour that is...More

Thank Gloria S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The climb to the top of the lighthouse is no joke. It definitely feels much better coming down. However, there was a very kind gentleman at the top of the lighthouse who answered our many questions about the lighthouse, the area, and Florida in general....More

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JanetteAF, ED at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you so much for your amazing review. We aim to please. You made a difference with our visit and helped our non-profit save six historic structures, keep the light shining and offer a host of educational programs, as well as to protect...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very new exhibits, well kept, clean, interesting area, well worth going to, rather expensive, we had to buy membership to save.More

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JanetteAF, ED at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Thanks so much for the great review. I hope you can tell that the money you spend on a visit and a membership (which we offer for a discount on purpose) goes directly back into preservation of six historic structures, as well as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This whole museum was really fantastic, but the highlight for me was the top of the lighthouse. The climb up the 219 steps wasn't nearly as tough as I anticipated and well worth it. The museum employee stationed at the top was very knowledgable and...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best thing to do here is to climb the stairs inside the lighthouse to the top and take pictures Wow what a sight great pictures Enjoy

Thank FibreFil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the price of admission. Beautiful grounds and lighthouse. Take the time to climb the 219 circular staircase to the top - it's worth the effort. The views at the top were beautiful. You can walk all the way around on the cat walk...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the 240 stairs to get the view from the top ! Neat interactive museum in the light keepers home as well as native Doug-out canoe

Thank Derek S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended place to visit. Learned a lot of history there. Fascinating facts! We got the chance to view in high height.

Thank Anijela
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ERIC D
January 27, 2018|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
We have a 50 space lot which is free, or park along the park and the road near the wooded lot across the street. On weekends the public lots are reserved for boats and trailers but you can use these during week days Too... More
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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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