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The Lightner Museum

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Address: 75 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
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+1 904-824-2874
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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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Took my breath away!

We (M/F 60/61) did not know much about this museum. It turned out that we did not book nearly enough time to linger and take it all in Spectacular collections! All I can really... read more

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Boston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We (M/F 60/61) did not know much about this museum. It turned out that we did not book nearly enough time to linger and take it all in Spectacular collections! All I can really say is that if you are a fan of beautiful and unique 'things', you need to plan at least a half-day to see this place. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very impressive. So lucky Mr. Otto Lightner was a collector. The crystal display was jaw dropping. Beautiful courtyard. Enjoyed all four floors.

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Check times to see/hear the music box collection being played. There are kitschy items here as well as surprisingly fine items,something for everyone. The real jewel is seeing the Belle Epoch late 1800,s exotic frontier resort that Flagler built to entertain his guest. The restaurant setting in the deep end of the Alcazar pool is both and interesting place as... More 

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful hotel Henry Flagler built in St Augustine! The Hotel Alcazar has been so well preserved and now, as the Lightner Museum, has many interesting and fascinating artifacts from around the world to see. We spent an enjoyable afternoon walking around this marvelous structure and imagining what it would have been like to be a guest in this... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thinking we would be there a hour that turned into the entire day. So much to look at and enjoy if you like the finner things from years past. Staff is very friendly and outgoing .

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The Villages, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing special as to exhibits that one could see in most cities. The best part was that it located in another hotel built by Henry Flagler.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Locals can enter free! It is a three floor museum. Beautiful inside. Cafe Alcazar is in the bottom floor for lunch. I highly recommend having lunch there.

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Prattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our daughter choose this location for her wedding. The museum was a great location for a small, intimate wedding. The pictures in the court yard all turned out beautiful.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of very interesting pieces to appreciate. Old Florida, Florida's history, and unique items for. Around the world!

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lightner museum is a small museum that is actually large and filled with collectibles to satisfy every imagination and curiosity. It is a hidden gem one that is free for city and county locals. the prices are reasonable with discounts for all. Spend at least two hours and you will be happy, intrigued and amazed. A great rainy day activity.... More 

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