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The Lightner Museum

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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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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting museum with the history of ST Augustine and Henry Flagler. The inside is as beautiful as the outside, Well worth 2 hours

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank markbrenda2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

As others have indicated, this is not so much a museum as more of a fabulous collection of artifacts and history that are put together really well in surroundings that really do everything justice. Not only is the collection interesting but the building itself has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amysdad
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best way I could describe the Lightner Museum is that it is a collection of collections. There was everything from antique furniture to buttons to a collection of toasters. The building is very attractive from the outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friends suugested that we go. We had been to the area before, but not gone to the Lightner. We are very glad for their advice. Items in the museum are mostly from the 19th and 20th century, but so fascinating as that was the time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

(Extra info for disabled folk below) This museum has odd items for the curious browser, like myself. Since, I love to discover things from the past, this museum certainly provides an interesting history that you’ll just have to find out for yourself. I will only...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank barbaranp22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is unbelievable you have to go there is the coolest things in there you just won’t regret it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karenm918
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ventured into the Lightner and found fascinating facts . Largest swimming pool when built, ballroom for the wealthy , sauna etc All filled with his collection who’s is wide and varied , Very interesting plan on 2 hours plus to see and read

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of items but while some pieces were interesting much of it was just another item that lacked in how interesting it was and how much related history and items existed. Many single pieces with no other relevant pieces or historical information. Quiet, clean and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FloridaMJZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time to see the museum and all three of us (my 12 year old granddaughter, semi-disabled friend and myself) enjoyed it so much! The collections here are so amazing. My friend said she could spend the entire day there; we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Georgia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WOW - the collections are impressive, the building is impressive and it is a must see if you love art / sculpture. It is such a fantastic collection of ‘antiquities’ and we spent several hours here soaking up the history of the building and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Katie M
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Kjfivefour26 | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon! If you attend the music box presentation, it is approximately 45 minutes. You could easily spend 3 hours there looking at all the collections and seeing the music boxes. We did the 11am music box... More
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Discover282110 | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
Kristina S
July 14, 2016|
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Response from travelin_man576 | Reviewed this property |
My kids loved it! I have three girls 9, 11 and 14. They all thought it was pretty cool. It's really an eclectic collection. I think much younger than 9, might not be into it though.