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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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Easy climb, excellent view, lots of history

I like lighthouses so couldn't pass up the opportunity to see the one in St. Augustine. At 216 steps and 165', it's an easier climb than many with level platforms about every... read more

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Warren PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I like lighthouses so couldn't pass up the opportunity to see the one in St. Augustine. At 216 steps and 165', it's an easier climb than many with level platforms about every dozen steps and wider steps than most. While waiting for others to come up or down the next section, you can catch your breath. The view from the... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, if you visit St. Augustine, this is a must!! Beautiful place to explore, and you cannot beat the view from the top of the lighthouse. We have been multiple times, and I still enjoy going. The lighthouse is gorgeous and once you walk up all those stairs the view is spectacular. I'm terrified of heights, the stairs are daunting,... More 

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JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for the great review. I am so glad you come back again and again. Are you a member? It would save you money if you return multiple times off of regular admission. There are also discount coupons on line. Use the Coupon Code LH15 for a fifteen percent discount if you purchase in advance. You are right,... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful lighthouse fully restored and accessible via a good set of climbing stairs. The facility has many educational displays on the lighthouse's history and reconstruction as well as play areas for younger kids and a nice gift shop. The top of the lighthouse has a good viewing area where even my sister who is afraid of heights was able to... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking the lighthouse tour was fun, as was the gift shop. A long walk to the top. Great view up there. We came back at 7 pm for the ghost tour. Even better, lots of fun, glad we came. Would highly recommend.

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Medford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

219 stairs to the top. Once you get there it is a beautiful 360 degree view. Well worth the climb. This is a must do if you can climb the stairs.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful lighthouse and grounds. Lovely keeper's house fully furnished. You can really see them living here. Come at night and see great views and maybe meet a ghost!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entire area surrounding the lighthouse is wonderful and a very worthwhile visit! Be sure to put it on your list of places to see in St Augustine and then visit the beach at Anastasia State Park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the the light house. 219 steps to the top. 14 stories. Don't eat before going. AWESOME view. We really enjoyed it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice that this lighthouse happens to be so close to many other things to see in St. Augustine. Pretty grounds, nice interactive features in the Keeper's house. The lighthouse has been restored very well, and the walk to the top (while terrifying for me) was definitely attainable. Lovely playground area (ship theme) for the younger kids while the older climb... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The climb to the top is challenging if you're out of shape, but so worth it! The view from the top was amazing & the history was very well relayed in the displays. Guests are allowed to explore at their own pace & the grounds are very well kept. We hope to visit again in the future!

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