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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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Although I was hesitant about climbing the 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse, it was well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
littlenana54
Well restored

Beautiful lighthouse and views. Crowded with school field trips tho, so I rushed through to avoid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve D
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although I was hesitant about climbing the 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse, it was well worth the effort. The views were spectacular! We also enjoyed walking the trails around the site. Plan to spend a couple of hours exploring all this site...More

Thank littlenana54
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse and views. Crowded with school field trips tho, so I rushed through to avoid the yelling kids.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time. There were a few downfalls your guide started the tour right next to where they build boats so no one could hear him and ended up dispersing out on their own. There was also a wedding that...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure to go n the tour. Be sure to go to the top - amazing views. Very interesting on how it operated.

Thank zhuskers1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a friends wedding on the lighthouse grounds. Beautiful setting for a romantic ceremony. Great place to visit.

Thank korruptus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check out the historical St. Augustine lighthouse and keepers building on site. How did they carry whale oil up all those stairs to the original oil-fired light at the top? Ships were safe because they did!

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lighthouse is really awesome and has a LOT of history, and be prepared to climb a LOT of stairs to get to the top!

Thank wayne750pilot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice lighthouse interesting facts nice setup Museum gift shop plenty to do walk around and spend a couple of hours parking can be difficult but it was a nice and fun tour highly recommended if you're in the areaMore

Thank Tommy G
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for the lovely review. Yes, Parking can be tough on Veteran's day weekend, but now until the holidays it will be easier. When you visit you help our non profit save history, six historic structures and 19,000 artifacts and specimens. YOu also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee covers the museum's, access to the top of the lighthouse, and keepers house. Additional you can take a guided tour of the grounds and the archaeology work. No extra charge but you are on your own for the lighthouse climb. They've added...More

Thank Jennifer N
JanetteAF, exec director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear reviewer, I am glad you enjoyed the Heritage Boat Works. I hope you also checked out the maritime archaeology lab and the Legends of Light exhibit. Your visit helps us save history. Our web site (.org, we are non-profit) has discount coupons for admission....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This area depicts the artifacts of the original Spainish Armando during the early 1500s not far away from Christopher Columbus discovery of the world intheWestIndies region of Caribbean Sea in 1492. This area is near Ponce de Leons Fountain of Youth.More

Thank Michael D
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Reviewer, You seem to be talking about the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Terrific place We partner with them on that venture to build the 16th century village and boat building area. Please do Come back and see the Light Station out on the...More

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Lanette R
2 April 2017|
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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
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MLMD
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
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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
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