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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32080
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+1 904-829-0745
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is more than...

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.

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The top of this candy cane stripe lighthouse is visible from A1A but you can get even closer with a visit. I ordered tickets online and got an extra 15% off. Arrived just in time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Waterville, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The top of this candy cane stripe lighthouse is visible from A1A but you can get even closer with a visit. I ordered tickets online and got an extra 15% off. Arrived just in time to pick up one of the guided tours of the site. You can climb to the top for great views of the ocean and St... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So happy we decided to take a side trip to the St. Augustine lighthouse. Nice visitor center with gift shop. Have senior and veteran discounts. Walking trail and a kids play ship. Went up the 219 steps, fourteen stories to enjoy the beautiful view. Also toured the keepers house, guided tours are offered. Very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Climb the 219 stairs to the top for spectacular views. A nice small playground for the kids too. If anyone is under 44", one adult to stay with them is 1/2 price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thought the $12.95 admission fee was a bit pricey, but we like lighthouses. Pretty views. Nice gift shop with restrooms. Limited parking, may have to park down the road and walk. Trolley stops here.

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always been enthralled by lighthouses. I think it was Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse that started it, but this is by far my favorite to go into in Florida. The views are amazing. The interior is fascinating (with benches to sit at and look out from throughout) and even the activities surrounding the lighthouse are fun. But truly... More 

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Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Off on the beach side of St. Augustine and very close to the Alligator Farm, the Lighthouse museum is worth a visit. The keeper's house, lighthouse, and grounds are all open. There isn't too much in the keeper's house, but you can make a quick pass through to check things out. The lighthouse is tall and a healthy walk up,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You drive around this town and are in sight of this so you have to make the trip up to the top for an awesome view of everywhere you've been in St. Augustine. There is also night tours too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a chance to tour the Lighthouse. At first we were a bit skeptical because our trolley person had told us that there wasn't really anything there except for the Lighthouse. He must have been new. We got to the lighthouse and once you enter through the gift shop, you are able to look there, use the restroom, and view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed visiting here. Views are amazing. We will visit again on our next trip to St. Augustine..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this lighthouse. It's a hard climb with over 200 steps. It's also hot inside the lighthouse! The view was nice though. I was glad I went to the top!

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