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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
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+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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Love the store and the bargain area. .the view is worth the climb!!!! Very cool that is also considered haunted.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the store and the bargain area. .the view is worth the climb!!!! Very cool that is also considered haunted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stopped at the lighthouse on my way out of town. It was reasonable price to get in. I climbed the 219 steps to the top. It had a beautiful view. I took some pictures. I talked to friendly people on the way up and down the stairs. There is a lighthouse keepers building with information for kids and adults.... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This site has a lot to see. There is the beautiful lighthouse and the 200+ steps to the top. It is comfortable climb with plenty of room to stop on the way up. There are lots of historical displays. Then you have an amazing 360 degree view of the ocean, island and city. When you get back down you can... More 

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Thank Robert S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are planning a trip to St Augustine, make sure this beauty is on top of your list. The grounds are as wonderful as the folks that work there, the beautiful lighthouse provides a spectacular view AND exercise, plus there is a secret about our beautiful lens. Be sure to ask a docent about it's history too!

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Melrose, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to stop and visit the lighthouse on a whim as we were driving by. We figured it would be a 30 minute thing and we'd learn a little something. We ended up staying 2+ hours. The lighthouse history is wonderful and the tour guide truly loved chatting about it. You learn about the lighthouse (yes, you can go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife wants me to go to all the light houses when we are on trips we went at night and wondered around because i like the ghost aspects of this type experience.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We started with a docent lead tour of the area on a Shipwreck and Boat building tour. He was passionate about the Lighthouse and the Museum. He had many tidbits of life at the Lighthouse to share and made it a fun tour. We loved seeing the conservation work in process. Even though I am afraid of heights, I climbed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have visited many lighthouses in the US. This was our 2nd visit to St Augustine Light. We brought my wife's mother for a visit to St Augustine. It is well kept, people are helpful and the view athe top is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just went here recently with my girlfriend. We camped at Anastasia State Park, which I also highly recommend. I had gone several years earlier and they had made improvements since then with the lighthouse keepers house. The lighthouse climb is 219 stairs, 14 floors, and the best part of the exhibit. This is a great place for historical buffs or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The main house is the maritime museum which is a must see. Never seen a basement in Florida but you'll get to see one there. It was amazing. The museum has a lot of history and shows you the living quarters. The tower view is phenomenal. You need to walk up those stairs and see the view. You can see... More 

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