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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone Number: +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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Climbing the Lighthouse Stairs, a Nice Rewarding Challenge

I drove out to the beach early on a Saturday morning where I climbed the 14 story tall lighthouse. Although still operating as a navigational lighthouse it was restored and now... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I drove out to the beach early on a Saturday morning where I climbed the 14 story tall lighthouse. Although still operating as a navigational lighthouse it was restored and now operated by a private charity. It was nearly closed when a sniper took out the lens with a high-power rifle (why??) but locals raised the money for the repair.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Informative self guided tour (optional guided tour). Very interactive. Great views from top of lighthouse, be prepare to climb stairs but worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this place. Saw it from the water the day before and decided to drive to. It is an interesting ride through narrow streets, but the location is beautiful. Walk up the 219 steps to see the wonderful view or just visit the grounds and the Keepers's house. That is interesting.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its an expensive visit, but it just might be worth it if you go on the tour. You learn a little more about St. Augustine and its sailors, you learn about the undersea archaeology still taking place today. The lighthouse is beautiful inside and out, the view amazing! The keepers cottage was fun to see and unique to this lighthouse,... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing place to visit fantastic view from the top of the lighthouse -also st Augustine is very quaint I would go there again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my mom walked up the lighthouse stairs and WOW was the view worth it. We started a tour but ended up walking around on our own. The museum was cute and informative. It's a good stop, especially for families.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful historical place to visit. Beautiful old live oaks with spanish moss makes a great place for pictures. Those that love history will absolutely 😍 the light house

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lighthouse was great wonderful shopping for plants and pottery. Beautiful st Augustine. Thanks again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really great place to visit, loaded with lots of history. Enjoyable for people of all ages. The steps to the top number 217.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the first time I've ever been up a light house and I really enjoyed it. It was worth the hike up the stairs for the view. There's a volunteer on the top deck, who gives useful information and 'spotting' advice. You can obviously see for miles and it was a great spot to watch birds diving for fish... More 

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