Museums in St. Augustine

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Museums in St. Augustine

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  • Stacy C
    3 contributions
    We went to see the lighthouse the day after we took a ghost tour there. The ghost tour was amazing and the museum is so interesting!
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • MK Stein
    11 contributions
    This was fun, but definitely geared toward youngsters. I learned some interesting things about the history of St. Augustine and the pirates who came and went, but the $18 admission was a bit steep in my opinion. The kiddos, however, would DEFINITELY love it. If you have them.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • luckycookie2016
    Sebastian, FL43 contributions
    I can't think how we missed this fabulous museum on our previous visits to St. Augustine! The architecture is beautiful and the history of the building is very interesting -- it was originally built by Henry Flagler. Bought by Otto Lightner in 1947, its 3 floors are now filled with crystal, porcelain, shells, toasters, furniture and scores of other items collected by Mr. Lightner who had many, many diverse collections. The building contains what was once the largest swimming pool in the US (now empty and made into a restaurant). I found the history of the items, posted on the walls, to be very interesting and the docents are fountains of knowledge and generous with their time.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • Pamela M
    28 contributions
    It wasn't on my bucket list but as a golf, TV, and Americana enthusiast it should have been. I hope everyone gets a chance to see the many areas golf has impacted our world.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Wilfredo M
    1 contribution
    Staff was very helpful and friendly. The torture museum was interacting and had an audio that you can listen to on your phone in whatever order you please. The microscopic art was surprisingly cool.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Julie Anna G
    Morton, IL87 contributions
    Costs $10, but they offer discounts for military, teachers, students and families. It is a guided tour that is around 30 min long. They have the house set up in different time periods so you can see how the people lived there in the various times. It is on the far end of town from most of the things to do, but it was worth it for us.
    Written March 26, 2021
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  • Kristy-Lyn M
    5 contributions
    Friendly staff, neat exhibits, took us about 45-60 minutes to walk through. This is the original Ripley's where the show was filmed!
    Written May 30, 2022
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  • MK Stein
    11 contributions
    History and entertainment collide in this wonderful blast from the past! Ruby guided us through the authentic General Store and was a delightful shopkeeper we would have loved to have known in 1908! Highly recommend this trip into a forgotten era of time!
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • MK Stein
    11 contributions
    It’s no Madam Tussauds, but considering this is the oldest wax museum and nowhere on the scale of hers, I’d say it’s worth the visit if you are in St Augustine. With presidents, musicians, writers, royalty, and more, there’s something to catch your eye for sure. You may even see their artists making a figure right there on the premises!
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Kelly B
    Iowa4,164 contributions
    Full disclosure: I turned off the audio tour after the second stop, preferring to just walk through without it.

    This atmospheric house is not fancy by any means, but seems very historically accurate. My favorite part was viewing the second and third stories. I believe the docent said the third story was just recently opened to tour.

    This is well worth a stop, especially to get an old Florida feel.
    Written March 15, 2022
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  • Captain White Boots
    5 contributions
    Very interesting tour that went over what kind of treatment they offered back a few hundred years ago. Glad I am in the 20th century.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • Martha W
    Saint Paul, MN17 contributions
    Well-designed museum. Just awe-inspiring history of Black Americans in St. Augustine.

    St Augustine was the site of many civil rights protests.

    Don't miss this museum. Fascinating!
    Written February 21, 2022
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  • Saxeygirl
    Salt Lake City, UT1,344 contributions
    This tour is conducted by a live person and took us about 30 minutes. The guide was well informed and shared some interesting information about the house and the generations of people that had lived there and the changed they each made to the dwelling. There were also some lovely "grounds". They offer free parking right next to the building. As seniors we paid $7.00 each and felt it was a worth while tour.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • The Adventure Team
    10 contributions
    This shrine is free to visit and light a candle for a small donation. Lots of history right here and the artwork is magnificent. When you visit take time to really look at all the detail in each Icon. A must see !
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • kathi262016
    Saint Augustine Beach, FL515 contributions
    This exhibit outlined the life of Picasso using drawings throughout. It was free and in the welcome center. There is a gift shop with reasonable prices and restrooms.
    Written March 3, 2018
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