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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
+1 904-829-0745
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If you love to see a great view. This lighthouse is great. Climb to the top to see the breathtaking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michelle B
Interesting and historical

Came for weekend with friends. Had a trip to the lighthouse. Very interesting tour from John the... read more

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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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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed yesterday

If you love to see a great view. This lighthouse is great. Climb to the top to see the breathtaking view of old St. Augustine and the see.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed yesterday

Came for weekend with friends. Had a trip to the lighthouse. Very interesting tour from John the guide, informative and interesting. Walked up to the top of the lighthouse. I didn't go out on the observation deck as not a fan of heights. The others...More

Thank jammaster66
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a Lighthouse! We're from the midwest and have visited many lighthouses in the Great Lakes area but this one is by far the tallest one we've ever been to. We did participate in a guided tour and was done by husband and wife volunteers...More

Thank Hootie711
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Surprised at how much we enjoyed our time here. The staff is super and the restoration/displays were unbelievable. The folks that designed and make this attraction work have done an outstanding job! I even enjoyed the climb to the top with all the interesting things...More

Thank Joehadenough
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to spend exploring the grounds. The area is so beautiful. We were there early on a beautiful day and the view from the top was breathtaking. I’m a reasonably fit person and the climb...More

Thank dawnwetzel
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for the great review. We are non-profit and your visit helps us save history. When you come back try our web page for discount coupons. If you pay in advance use the coupon code LH15, for a 15% discount, the most you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Historic old haunted lighthouse. Very cool, and a must see. The distance one can see is 25 miles. Easy to get to from Old Town. Great little museum on site, with knowledgable staff. The keeper's house is a great tour as well, with good little...More

1  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The St. Augustine Light Station is an active lighthouse in St. Augustine, Florida. The current lighthouse stands at the north end of Anastasia Island and was built in 1874; it is the most recent of a number of towers built in the area.More

Thank Jose V
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the awesome review. Today the Lighthouse is one part of a non profit maritime Museum that keeps the light shining as a private aid to navigation. With your visit you helped our non-profit mission by helping us to save six...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an amazing visit; but not for the faint of heart. The volunteers were very friendly & informative.

Thank Rebekah M
JanetteAF, Exec Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the splendid review. You make a difference to our non-profit museum wen you visit. You just helped save history and keep the light shining. Cordially, Kathy

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restored lighthouse with it’s lighthouse keeper’s home and other buildings is a wonder to visit. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. At certain times you can even get to see the archeological work and speak with them. Unfortunately, it is not completely handicap...More

Thank Bonbear
Reviewed 5 days ago

The climb up and down the lighthouse (which our son did) is only one of the special features of this site. Fine explanations, nature walk, and keeper house some of the nice things to do.

Thank CintiKidCincinnati
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Lanette R
2 April 2017|
Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Hi, I just saw your question. We allow dogs on site if they are on a leash. Dogs can go everywhere on the property except in the historic buildings. Please enter through the visitors center, which is the red roofed building... More
22 December 2016|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Hi, You can view the Lighthouse from the front lawn and there are excellent picture taking opportunities from the pier across the street in Red Cox Park. That's free. The Visitors Center is also free, which includes the... More
Aden C
14 November 2016|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Yes, there is a fee to get in. It is Adults 12.95 and Children under 12 10.95, Seniors 60 and over 10.95. You can mitigate the cost on the web site by using a 10% discount coupon, or purchasing on line in advance and... More