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The Lightner Museum

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Address: 75 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4386
Phone Number: 904-824-2874
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Stunning museum! The grounds were beautiful . So much history and art stored in there . Ate lunch in what used to be a pool . Awesome setting and great food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning museum! The grounds were beautiful . So much history and art stored in there . Ate lunch in what used to be a pool . Awesome setting and great food!

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Mt Holly, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is packed with almost everything, with something new around every corner. The volunteers offer great help about the history of the museum and many of the collections. The museum used to be a hotel with a swimming pool in the basement. The museum covers the top 3 floors, with shops and a wonderful cafe sitting at the deep... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was phenomenal. It used to be a hotel and is now a museum. I don't even think we saw all of it. It was HUGE! There were so many different items, antique Artwork, antique dinnerware, Antique furniture from all over the world. So many fun items to view, rich in history. Great for families. Plan to stay a... More 

Thank Irene A
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delve into the mind of a obsessive collector. If you collect anything, you will be jealous of the massive and diverse collection that Mr. Lightner had acquired. This little trip will take you back in time of sophistication and intrigue. Need tickets? Group on usually has 2 4 1. Have fun and enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting that this was a former hotel and I loved to see the original maps. There is glassware, art work, buttons, musical instruments, a shrunken head even a mummified body. There is a Downton Abbey display coming - that'll be interesting too. Well worth a visit!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is in the old Alcazar Hotel. I still can't wrap my head around a ballroom gallery overlooking the largest swimming pool in it's day but I bet this was a fun place to stay. The museum has some great pieces, I especially liked the glass, porcelain and furniture. We were there for the demo in the music room,... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining the day we went, but we were awfully glad we did. It was another fascinating activity in St. Augustine. It's interesting how they converted the old hotel into a museum but kept you informed of the floor plan and what was offered to travelers after the facility was built in 1887. Learning about the man, Flagler, was... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so interesting! There is lots and lots to see. So much history!!! Very enjoyable time. Great tour!

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three floors of really neat STUFF. You can imagine yourself waltzing a floor above the pool under open skylights. Lots of twists and turns. A great collection. Wonderful trip on any day. Especially good on rainy cool days.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As most of my friends, I had never heard of Mr. Flagler. Seeing this and other beautiful bildings that he owned was totally fascinating.

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