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The Lightner Museum

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Address: 75 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
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Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items...

Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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Step back in history with this fabulous building and only imagine what it would have been like back in the day (1920's) - less a "museum" than a collection of interesting... read more

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Orlando
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Step back in history with this fabulous building and only imagine what it would have been like back in the day (1920's) - less a "museum" than a collection of interesting, beautiful or bizarre things, but well worth a few hours of anyone's time!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let's start by saying the architecture is just beautiful to me and the front garden with the koi pond very serene and very well kept. I wouldn't say it was very good as a museum. Simply for the fact that it's not really there to educate as an average museum does, but to showcase random collections of oddities (one shrunken... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love to check out unique museums when traveling, and the Lightner Museum did not disappoint! Room after room of interesting antiques, collections, and furniture. My favorite part was the music room. Be sure to time your visit to catch the demos of the old mechanical musical instruments. Great way to pass some time on a rainy day or to... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once a Hotel, now the St. Augustine City Hall which also houses the Lightner Museum. This one will take your breath away - the ARCHITECTURE!

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McCaysville, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first place we stopped at when we first arrived in St. Augustine. On the outside this Museum has an elegant appearance the is very inviting. Upon arrival to the museum entrance we were told that the museum would be closing in and hour and a half to come back at another day to see the museum. It... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the time to wander through this beautiful location and it was definitely worth it. They have collected many beautiful artifacts from earlier times. There are fascinating displays of collections from local families. This is definately one place you don't want to miss in St. Augustine!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tons of interesting history here. The current college students are very privileged to go to school here. Can't believe it was built in 18 months!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like looking through many varied collections of hand-needlework, Tiffany lamps, beautiful hand-blown glass pitchers, ceramic figurines from Europe, period pices of fine furniture . . . this is the place for you to browse. There are three floors of interesting items to preview. There is also a gift shop with many interesting items to purchase. We were also... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Former hotel (Flagler) converted into a museum with fascinating collections and architecture. Make sure you allow enough time to see everything. Nice gift shop. Still used for functions like weddings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighter should be on everyone's to do list, yet it is often overlooked with all the activities in St. Augustine. If you have the chance check it out. Amazing collection in a tremendous setting.

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