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“Ghost Tour”

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is more than you might expect! Climb 219 steps for a breathtaking view of both St. Aug and the beaches. Or go below to discover object from a British shipwreck. Take free with admission guided tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Or come early at 9 am to beat the heat. Late in the day is also cooler and we are open all summer until 7 pm. Families can enjoy a self guided tour that includes a shipyard playground and a short nature trail. A small-craft boat building exhibition is on site, and you can see archaeologists at work on objects from under the sea. In the keepers' house see "At Home with the Harns in Post Civil War Household," which tells the story of Major William Harn who was at both Ft Sumter and Gettysburg as an artillery commander. He and his family lived as lighthouse keepers for 20 years after the war. Also climb aboard the sandbar in WRECKED! an exhibition about a 1782 British shipwreck following the American Revolution. Our Archaeologists have discovered this story just for you. Visitors can also encounter ghosts and spirits on the nighttime, Dark of the Moon tour, which is the only St. Augustine ghost tour that gets you inside the Lighthouse tower. Book this tour in advance because it fills up fast. And book mid-week to avoid the crowds. For general admission purchase your tickets on-line in advance w/coupon code LH15 to get a 15% discount off regular admission prices. Or join on the porch with a family membership for discounts to local attractions, and 20% off in the Museum shop as well as free admission all year long. There is always more to come at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Saint Augustine
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Ghost Tour”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have been during the day and at night. I took a Ghost Tour which was so much fun! There is a lot of history here that you wouldn't know unless you took a tour.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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“Great Peek Into Lighthouse History”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We enjoyed talking with the museum volunteers and enjoyed the self guided audio tour. The view from the top was refreshing and the grounds are clean and relaxing. Probably a bit much for young children but the few we saw enjoyed the climb to the top and enjoyed viewing the grounds where the boats were being built. Loved the story behind those that worked in the lighthouse years ago. Clean restrooms and easy walking unless you climb to the top for the fantastic view.

Visited November 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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“History comes to life”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is another of the must see attractions in St. Augustine. It is a history lesson that you can take part in. Just a quick look back at the social life and daily struggles of early inhabitants. I go back every time I visit St. Augustine !

Visited July 2012
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“Very nice”
Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

It was a great experience. It is 216 steps up and if you dont want to go up, there is many other sights to see on the site. Great staff. One of thw cleanest places I have ever been. Must see

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“What a view!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

You walk a bit over 200 steps and youu are at the top of the lighthouse. What a beautiful view-even on a day that a tropical storm is passing! This was our second time climbing the lighthouse. The museaum is an amazing way to visit the past. What a fun and enlightening experience.

Visited October 2012
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