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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Ranked #12 of 201 things to do in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 a 1782 British shipwreck. Take guided tours, free with admission, on the hour 11 am - 3 pm. Check out the exhibits in the Keepers' House and Maritime Archaeology Center. Visitors also encounter ghosts on the nighttime, Dark of the Moon tour, which is the only St. Augustine ghost tour that gets you inside the Lighthouse tower. Book in advance because it fills up fast, and book mid-week to avoid 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 as a family member for discounts to local attractions, and 20% off in the Museum shop as well as free admission all year long. Discover New Heights at the St. Augustine Lighthouse where a breathtaking view awaits and you make a difference to our non-profit museum.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first time in a lighthouse, and I loved it. The view is worth the climb, but it’s not for height phobiasts.
Nice museum and gift shops as well.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

While the St Augustine Lighthouse is a bit outside the touristy historic district, it is well worth the visit! If you are physically capable of walking up the equivalent of a 14 story building to get to the top of the lighthouse, the views are spectacular! There are also special tickets sold to watch the sunset and the full moonrise, but those tickets sell out months in advance.

In addition to the gift shop and lighthouse, there are other historical buildings and a beautiful house surrounded by huge and gorgeous live oak trees and an herb garden. It was a really enjoyable afternoon here and I wouldn’t hesitate to return.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Totally awesome. Worth the climb to the top! Lots of history and ghost tours (if you like that stuff). Fees go back to preserving the lighthouse and its histories. Recommend.

Thank Amanda C
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JanetteAF, ED at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Reviewer,

Thanks for helping our non-profit museum save history and for this epic review. We really appreciate you.

Please come see us again,
Kathy A. Fleming
Executive Director

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse grounds are very pretty; beautifully maintained landscaping. The views from the top of the lighthouse are worth the trip. There are some great hiking trails & the park is extremely dog friendly.

Thank Crysnelson
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JanetteAF, ED at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Reviewer,

Thanks for the great review. We love having people and their pets on the property. They can't go into the historic structures, but are very welcome in the Visitors Center and on the grounds. Thanks for the great review.

Look for discount coupons on line the next time you visit. When you visit you make a difference to our non-profit museum.

Cordially,
Kathy A. Fleming
Exec Director

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My sisters and I were part of a tour given by volunteers. They were very enthusiastic- could tell that this was their passion. We learned several things about the lighthouse and also were told about a recent ship wreck that had washed up on a nearby beach. The volunteers were so excited about that find!! We walked up the 219 steps/14 stories of the light house. It was worth it to see the views from the top!!

Thank Patti P
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