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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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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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Reviewed yesterday

Great / Beautiful / informative. Would recommend it to anyone. Musical machines concert was my favorite.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like antiques then you need to check out this place. It's beautiful architecture, history, and extensive collection is like nothing else. Be sure to be there at 11am or 2pm for the antique mechanical music demo!

Thank Jillian A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes thiws is a great museum with artcles reflecting the period, but the highlight was the music box performance done twice a day. These antique music boxes are PLAYED, andf only a few left are still in working condition for lack of parts. Plan your...More

Thank 686erikc
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used a Groupon and it was well worth the $5 admission fee. Lots to see - all kinds of collections and great architecture. The Russian bath and the old pool are must sees. We visited on a Sunday and at 2:00 pm there was...More

Thank roadwarrior1161
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an interesting museum for antique lovers. The hotel itself has been changed over the years and many of the original features are long gone. It's too bad some areas such as the huge indoor pool and baths have lost much of their features....More

Thank Calef71
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has quite an eclectic mix of subjects. Three floors of just magnificent offerings. It's worth the visit!

Thank HappyinVenice
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was there between 09:00-10:00 on a Saturday morning and the antique shops in the Lightner Museum was still closed, but the museum was open and anyone could walk through and take photos. There are also public restrooms.

1  Thank 136belinda
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed walking around this museum! Fun and interesting artefacts! The original rooms and architecture are amazing to look at! Loved the swimming pool! Check out the music exhibition check for times!

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum has rooms that art decorated with themes such as a music room. The pieces are iconic especially the crystal on the second floor and vases. There is a café before you enter the museum and one on the first floor which was a...More

1  Thank kathi262016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a reciprocal membership card and did not have to pay. This is an excellent museum with an interesting collection. It is far above all the tourist places that are on the average agenda for visitors. I have already recommended it to various others...More

1  Thank slp135
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Katie M
How long do you recommend for a visit?
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
This may be a dumb question, but are pets allowed? I have an ESA (canine) that is under 15 lbs, is quiet, and can be in a bag/carrier the entire time.
September 5, 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
Kristina S
Is this enjoyable for kids???
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.