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The Lightner Museum

75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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Reviewed yesterday

Sometimes museums have such old pieces that you can't connect but the Lightner has pieces from late 1800-1900 that we have all seen in our great-grandparents or grandparents pictures or homes so it was really fun to see them collected in a way that was...More

Thank Debbie0791
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always worth the trip. The feature this time around was an exhibition on the clothes from Downton Abby (and the history behind them). I have never even seen the show and it was very interesting. The standard displays here always interesting as well. Love the...More

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for the Downton Abbey tour, and it was extremely well done. The clothes were from the show, but the furniture was amazing in itself and was from the Lightner collection. It's amazing how many gorgeous things are in this museum, with themed rooms...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff was friendly and very helpful. Enjoyed seeing the Downton Abbey exhibit. Well done. What beautiful furnishings were on display with the costumes from the PBS series.

Thank Myrth R
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife loved it. Lots of things to see and and explore. Special exhibit was interesting. Staff was helpful

Thank zhuskers1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this museum during a Girls Weekend trip we had in November. It has an interesting collection of odds and ends gathered from the estates of the wealthy by Mr. Lightner. Highlights included the gorgeous display of crystal and the odd collection of "scientific"...More

Thank where2next100
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting museum with an eclectic collection. The buildings history is amazing and all the staff were very interested in sharing lots of fun facts! The Downton Abbey exhibit was way more interesting then I thought it would be and it was really cool...More

Thank Kloe C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We specifically went to see the Downton Abbey exhibit on display until January I think. You may wish to verify the dates. But! The Museum is a wonderful place to walk through. There are three floors or real history and historical artifacts throughout. The Downton...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lighter Museum is amazing. The history of the building is very interesting. The artifacts, art and collections are beautiful. Currently they have “Dressing Downton”. exhibit. Wonderful. The back drops that accent the clothes are almost all from Henry Flagler own collection. It truly adds to...More

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the Dressing Downton exhibit of the costumes of Downton Abby and was very impressed with both the exhibit and also the docents working in the museum. They were all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable.

1  Thank tjvanben
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Katie M
2 May 2017|
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Response from Kjfivefour26 | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon! If you attend the music box presentation, it is approximately 45 minutes. You could easily spend 3 hours there looking at all the collections and seeing the music boxes. We did the 11am music box... More
6 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
Kristina S
15 July 2016|
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Response from travelin_man576 | Reviewed this property |
My kids loved it! I have three girls 9, 11 and 14. They all thought it was pretty cool. It's really an eclectic collection. I think much younger than 9, might not be into it though.