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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.
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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 a 1782 British shipwreck. Take guided tours, free with admission, on the hour 11 am - 3 pm. Check out the exhibits in the Keepers' House and Maritime Archaeology Center. Visitors also encounter ghosts on the nighttime Dark of the Moon tour, which is the only St. Augustine ghost tour that gets you inside the Lighthouse. Book in advance because it fills up fast, and book mid-week to avoid 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 as a family member for discounts to local attractions, and 20% off in the Museum shop as well as free admission all year long. Step up and make a difference at our non-profit museum. You help keep the light shining when you visit.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Climbing the lighthouse was interesting and a bit taxing. If you have issues with stairs this activity would definitely NOT be for you. If you can manage the stairs the veiw is pretty awesome from the top.

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

The trip to St-Augustine would not be complete without a visit to the lighthouse! Wonderful and well worth the money. Come prepared and wear comfortable shoes and clothes because the trip would not as memorable without the climb. The view is fantastic. The volunteers and employees are very sweet. Go for it!

Thank Angela G
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

On a clear day you can see forever...that is so true from this lighthouse. There are 218 steps to the top but not a difficult trek. If you need, there are rest points on the way up. This is definitely a must see when you're in St Augustine. The museum is also worth touring.

Thank msjradennis
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Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

It was a good experience. Going up and down the stairs was OK. The view from the top is beautiful. It was really windy when we went. Staff was very pleasant. Walked on the trail and if you enjoy the nature, you'd like the short walk.

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

The St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is a wonderful place to visit if you love history and architecture. There is something for everyone though... a play area for children, picnic tables to enjoy lunch, and a beautiful gift shop with wonderful staff. I can't wait to go back again.

Thank Konica M
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