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“Lots of Stuff”

The Lightner Museum
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Owner description: Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
massanutten,va
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lots of Stuff”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This former hotel now a museum is a marvelous edifice and the lobby and ballroom are the most impressive features. The contents, while varied and numerous, are not especially significant. They are displayed without provenance offered for the most part and in somewhat of a random manner. We admit to being spoiled,having lived in the Washington,DC area. It just seemed like the collection of stuff accumulated by a rich man.

Visited February 2013
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Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
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“Needs a brochure”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This museum has an interesting collection of 19th century decorative art. But they do not have a printed floor plan, information about the museum, art collection, or Lightner. Some glass displays had no information at all and no one around to answer questions. It is a large museum working as a small local gallery. I assume their funds have been cut but surely they could find a way to provide information to their guests.

Visited February 2013
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Yorktown, VA
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“Beautiful collections inside a historic building”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Just across the street from Flagler College is another 19th century hotel, now 5 floors of items typically collected by weathy people of that era - musical instruments, all sorts of glass, paintings, furniture, 19th century scientific instruments. The architecture is lovely, both inside and out. A room with steam baths from the original hotel is on display.

Visited February 2013
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Berne, NY
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“Wow!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

So many beautiful collections. A vast assortment of unusual objects 3 floors of fine old furniture art statuary and miscellaneous

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful art, objects & history!”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Lightner Museum has a varied collection of collections -- glass, porcelain, paintings, buttons, musical instruments, toasters, etc. Lots to see! The building used to be Henry Flagler's Alcazar Hotel, so you get to see the old spa, ballroom, etc. The old indoor swimming pool is now a cafe! Very fun place.

Visited February 2013
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