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“Must climb to the top”

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
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$21.99*
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Civil War Tour of Pensacola
Ranked #4 of 111 things to do in Pensacola
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Owner description: The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters, built in 1869, is home to a museum and a gift shop. Visit this historic spot in America's First Settlement, established in 1559. Make a day of it and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Barrancas while you're here. Our nature walk takes you to the white sands of beautiful quiet-water beach–a perfect beach for kids. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and stay a while. The Pensacola Lighthouse and museum is open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well.
Reviewed January 10, 2012

A must see when visiting the Pensacola/Orange Beach area. Pensacola is fortunate to have this treasure. Go see the Naviation Museum and then go across the street to visit the Lighthouse. While there, you can walk down to the beach and take pictures of the Lighthouse and the beach. You will need to climb stairs to get to the top of the Lighthouse. They have an interesting museum in the bottom of the Lighthouse. Go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org to see their website and pictures. The cost is just $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children....well worth it. Great place to take friends and family when they come to town.

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

White house and tower - Looks like it came out of a picture book. Great little museum and history perspective.

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

we always try and visit some of the local historical locations whenever we travel, the lighthouse had nice displays that explained the lighthouse role in history. many steps that you can climb to the top, and get rewarded by a spectacular view and receive a sticker that proudly proclaims that you climb to the top of the pensacola lighthouse

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

There were a ton of people trying to get in, making it very hard to move around the entrance. Getting into or out of the entrance can be a bit difficult with only one small door way and everyone qued up in the same spot.

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Reviewed December 28, 2011

This lighthouse is said to be haunted. In fact, Ghost Hunters has been there to film. I didn't experience anything, but the place is really neat. It's located on an active airforce base, so if you're there at the right time you'll be to see active personel in training. The view of the beach is awesome as well. Great little day trip out. Be sure to visit the fort and the AFB museum when you're there.

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