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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
+1 850-393-1561
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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.
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2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
+1 850-393-1561
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There was work going on in October, so I could not go the last 15 feet or so. Views from the windows lower down were still good, and the climb is not difficult. I almost missed the exhibit room on the second floor - be...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

THERE IS ALOT OF HISTORY.And it is also haunted! Great place for ghost hunters to visit.The view from the top is SPECTACTULAR!So it's alot of fun and history. There is a 10.00 admission,but it worth the price.More

Thank Clay P
Jo C, Guest Relations Manager at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, Clay! During our restoration period, our admissions have been reduced to $3 per person (with the usual rate being $7 per adult, and $4 per child, senior, or military service member). We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse was being refstored and you couldn't go all the way to the top (you could get darned close.) The lighthouse was (and still is) surrounded by scaffolding. The historical perspective is well-presented. Having a Coastie daughter made this a mandatory visit.

1  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I look forward to my next visit to fully enjoy the lighthouse- you couldn't go to the top because of the restorations being done. They have reduced pricing, you can tour the museum and go up to the top window in the lighthouse. Scaffolding makes...More

1  Thank Crystal O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the navel museum and spent quite a few hours there. When we where leaving we stopped at the lighthouse and went through the museum and parts of the lighthouse. There are 177 steps to the top, but it's under...More

1  Thank greenacers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lighthouse and Museum are a surprise gem. Great history to be learned. All the women who maned the lighthouses. The view of Pensacola from the top is great. They are doing renovations but still can get everywhere.

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a climb up the spiral staircase and your reward is an amazing view of NW Florida. Add to your trip and you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Whether you are interested in historic buildings or lighthouses or you just want to see some really cool sites, you should check out this lighthouse. The living quarters museum gives you a look into life back to the 1850s when this lighthouse was built. Then...More

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The lighthouse is just down the road from the campgrounds. You can walk there from your RV. It's quite a few steps up to the top, but the view is magnificent. Lighthouses were always one of my mother's favorite things, so I try to visit...More

1  Thank Ramblingman163
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

While not an expert in light houses in general, I have found myself detouring to see one more often than I may care to admit. This one was worth the visit admission fee and one of the best I have seen on my visits of...More

1  Thank DarkonIV
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25 April 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Unfortunately children cannot be carried up; it's a Coast Guard regulation and a safety issue. Like you stated, what most guests do is take turns climbing; one or more in your party stays with the child/children while the... More
Jennie Y
26 January 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is all self-guided so you can visit at your own pace. We look forward to your visit!
21 March 2016|
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Response from sheilap234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take credit cards