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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Beautiful site

The lighthouse was beautiful even on an overcast day. Be sure to check out all the interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Granville, Ohio
Skip it in the summer

We're been going to the lighthouse for years and would recommend it to anyone. Good trails to hike... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Phil B
Tallahassee, Florida
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1255 Lighthouse Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse was beautiful even on an overcast day. Be sure to check out all the interesting trails around the lighthouse, especially the unmarked one just behind the lighthouse. It takes you along the water on the Gulf side.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 42wanderer
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We're been going to the lighthouse for years and would recommend it to anyone. Good trails to hike and beautiful scenery. Be careful around the water's edge, especially with small children and pets. Alligators are in the area, but if you stay on the trail,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Phil B
Reviewed 9 February 2019

This was a nice drive, lots to see in the way of history and nature. The visitor center is a must with the exhibits, gifts and very friendly, helpful staff. We really liked the river otter you can pet. The drive out to the lighthouse...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

Visited this with family and spent 1 hour here. The lighthouse was closed that day due to Government shutdown but we took walk around the picturesque area and loved it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank avnarun
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is one of the oldest lighthouses and it is surprisingly well preserved, considered the area has been flooded by hurricane surges. There is a little museum and volunteers providing the info. Usually, the best part of visiting lighthouses is to climb upstairs to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank heckfy
Reviewed 23 October 2018

If you have any interest in lighthouses or gulf views, it's worth your while to come. Though it may still not be open to visitors [being restored], the ocean to one side and tidal pool to another make it a very nice setting. A couple...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank traintraveler53
Reviewed 6 October 2018

It was the beginning of Monarch season! So Beautiful! We didn't see any alligators as it was too hot but the butterflies made up for it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LizFurman
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse has been renovated, proud of my husband for helping pro bono to bring this beautiful and historical building back to life. And the refuge is simply amazing. Heading there in a couple weeks for the Butterfly Festival! The butterflies stop at St. Mark's...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Annie N
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's all about the nature around the lighthouse. We saw many beautiful birds. The lighthouse was closed due to renovation, but it was still worth the trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank brigittec748
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The St. Mark's Lighthouse, a National Historic Treasure, is one of the most important historical landmarks in the early 19th Century. St. Marks is considered one of the main ports of entry in the early 1800s. We've enjoyed watching her by land and sea. An...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lovely-SummerBrooke
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Rickie D
2 February 2019|
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Response from Iconcities | Reviewed this property |
Not sure after Hurricane Michael. I would call the park and ask.
9 July 2017|
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Response from smiley3802 | Reviewed this property |
I feel terrible that I am only now seeing your question. Yes, the road to the lighthouse is paved and you can drive all the way to the lighthouse. There was ample parking and a paved area leading up to the lighthouse. Very... More
Mark D
9 April 2017|
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Response from cathyArchitect |
Check the US Fish & Wildlife Service website and search for Monarch Festival. Monarch Festival October 27-29, 2018.