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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
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Nice Drive

Enjoyed the drive through the wildlife refuge to get to the lighthouse. Lots of water and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
Nice picnic

Totally enjoyed our drive to the lighthouse yesterday afternoon. Beautiful views and lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Enjoyed the drive through the wildlife refuge to get to the lighthouse. Lots of water and beautiful birds to view. The light house is nice and appears well kept. Parking is great. Nice picnic area.

Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our drive to the lighthouse yesterday afternoon. Beautiful views and lots of wildlife. Visitor center closed at 4pm but it was a week day. $5 for the car. Watch for bugs and gators!!

1  Thank KatieAH2014
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This lighthouse is on a National Wildlife Refuge, and is an impressive sight. Although the outside is relatively intact, the buildings are currently closed to visitors. Signage and handouts make it clear that they are working on the funding to restore the structure. However, if...More

1  Thank MarkInIndy
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This lighthouse is about 8-9 miles off the main drag. The lighthouse is easily accessible once you get there. Lots of mosquitoes unfortunately

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This light house has been the subject of many local artists - and is found at the coast in the St Marks Wildlife Refuge - there are roads/trails that go on forever in this refuge. You can walk for many hours without seeing anyone. The...More

1  Thank fireman452
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Screaming children kind of ruined the view though. The area is pretty and the beach rats were kind of cute. They seem to like sunflower seeds lol. Saw a ton of gators on the way in, so keep your kids away from the ponds...

1  Thank tavaroo
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Been to this site a few times and it never gets old. Drive slowly through the park and see a wide variety of Florida wildlife. DO NOT FORGET YOUR CAMERA! Awesome area for bird watching! The light house was amazing! Full of rich Florida history!...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is actually in Crawfordville, FL about 35 miles south of Tallahassee, FL. We went to the lighthouse and the reserve. Both are really the same. It was very interesting. You can do as little or as much walking as you like.

Thank southernpilot01
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is about a 40-45 minute drive from downtown Tallahassee. It's a beautiful setting, lots of water everywhere, tons of birds and great views. The history is interesting, especially the Civil War connection. The lighthouse is nice to look at but that's all you can...More

1  Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A must see in the area. You will see Allgators and many different species of birds. It's is a well kept area, the admission price around ten dollars. You can film, picnic, fish or just enjoy being part of a special ecosystem. Teaching children about...More

1  Thank dbellan
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Mike-TTME | Reviewed this property |
The road is paved, but the parking lot and trails at the lighthouse are packed shell, gravel, and dirt. If the root of your question is in reference to handicap accessibility, I would say yes it is accessible, but limited... More
Mark D
9 April 2017|
Response from Frances T | Reviewed this property |
Regret that I do not know.
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Response from Shayla S | Reviewed this property |
The Lighthouse is only open on the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 pm - 4 pm. The refuge is open every day from dusk to dawn. You can call their visitor center to find out the exact times because it changes. (850... More