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St. Marks Lighthouse

1255 Lighthouse Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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St. Marks Lighthouse Is The Second Oldest Lighthouse In Florida!

My wife and I stopped here this April. This is a very interesting attraction as well as Historic... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
BluegooseTraveler
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New York Mills, MN, United States
Love lighthouses and their history

Located within St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge, the historic lighthouse sits at the mouth of... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
KLATAMPA
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Tampa, Florida
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This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
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1255 Lighthouse Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My wife and I stopped here this April. This is a very interesting attraction as well as Historic. The lighthouse is a wonderful addition to the National Wildlife Refuge. You can learn about maritime history and get to see the great multitudes of wildlife that...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Located within St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge, the historic lighthouse sits at the mouth of the St. Mark’s River in Florida’s panhandle. Originally constructed in 1830, it has endured minor and major storms and is currently under renovation and will be open to the public...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

If you like nature, wildlife and/or lighthouses then this is for you! Rain or shine this is a fun excursion. Military-don’t forget your yearly free pass for national parks. If you don’t have one yet see the ladies at the welcome center, show your ID...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

They were working on the lighthouse, so we didn't get to go in it...but other than that this was a great visit. The visitor's center, and nature store are very nice. We got some great bird pictures, including a nesting eagle and its fledgling.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've gone to St Marks several times. The Light House is just a small part of this wildlife sanctuary. It is a fairly long drive in that supplies many trails and scenery. There are many avenues that let you be by yourself and not see...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I have often visited the St Marks Refuge historic lighthouse at sunrise and sunset finding it the perfect place to gaze at the beauty of morning and evening while reflecting on a variety of subjects. Mainly just the beauty of nature. I have visited many...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Beware! This is a totally biased review. I love the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the St. Marks lighthouse. I live and work with my husband in Germany. Every time we come home to Florida, I have to visit the Refuge and Lighthouse. The...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The lighthouse and keepers quarters are nice in an amazing setting next to the sea. But the wildlife - migrating monarch butterflies everywhere with huge groups of american white pelicans soaring in the blue skies above. Our visit was topped off by seeing the bald...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have visited this lighthouse many times over the years. It has been well preserved and is definitely worth a drive to see. The drive there is relaxing and I've always seen wildlife during my trip. I highly recommend a visit to see the lighthouse.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Butterflies everywhere their is a jettie to walk out to with benches Very nice clean ladies restroom

Thank Linda L
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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
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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
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