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The Lightner Museum

75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“music room” (147 reviews)
“alcazar hotel” (138 reviews)
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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place. My family & I spent about 3-4 hours there. It’s a really big place! A lot of stuff to see.

Thank Logan12345678
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought it was a great museum and the staff were wonderful. Worth a stop. Lots of different types of collections. It kept me interested from start to finish.

Thank Biggeer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Henry Flagler was an avid collector of everything and this is the place to see it all. There is also a demonstration of really old musical players driven by paper sheets with holes to create the music. Leave at least 2 hours to see this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any history buff needs to stop in here. The displays are top-notch and even cover Egyptian history. Scavenger hunts for kids make them actively engage and learn. Highly recommended.

Thank Digitalburn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside and out this place is beautiful. It has so much to see but has alot of breakable items so maybe not a place for little kids to run around in. Very old pieces and so much to look at so make sure u go...More

Thank Psychlover14
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great collection of art and odd pieces. Great way to spend a couple of hours, especially when it's August and you want to do something that is air conditioned.

Thank Mjustice27
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lightner Museum it's the top attraction by St Augustine - Florida. It's gardens are gorgeous and everything else there woth the visit!

Thank adriazevedo33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr. Lightner amassed quite a collection in his lifetime. There are demonstrations of the "mechanical" music pieces, art, furniture, crystal, clothing, too many things to list. Certainly a must see

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I explored the museum on our own as it was closed (outside). It is amazing. We read the story of it's owner and saw the small chapel where they hold weddings and their shop. The old swimming pool is now a cafe....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture in this building is the only draw to this place. Lots of collections of many things but none very old or interesting. Skip this one unless you just want to see the old hotel.

Thank Lessie R
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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
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kal3idoscope
September 5, 2016|
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Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
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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.
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