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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.
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  • 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

I have been to The Lightner many times and shall return again! One of the best kept secrets of St. Augustine - of course, you have to appreciate museums. There is something for every one. This was Henry Flagler's second hotel. Built for the more...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to go have lunch in the bath house; they closed due to the hurricane coming a few days later. The museum was a joke and the lady who was working just kept staring at us like we didnt belong there. Dont pay good money...More

Thank khauck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Had some neat artifacts and art pieces on display. The history of the hotel itself was interesting and one of the docents was very knowledgeable about the hotel's history and was happy to share. Cons: Some exhibits were not well put together. Too much...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a landmark of St. Augustine. It houses several wonderful artifacts of the area. Parts of it was once a men's only spa and retreat. The cut glass section is particularly beautiful. Definitely worth putting on your list of things to do.

Thank marymaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this museum.. Has a little bit of everything. Interesting way to display old articles. They were getting set up for a special exhibition so couldn't see the grand ballroom. The outside architecture is stunning. Had a stiff neck from looking up at so...More

Thank chpkb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really delivers in giving you an experience of the Gilded Age. I tend to move quickly through museums, but this one kept myattention. Make time for the musical instrument demonstration.

Thank volspatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in the building that used to be part of one of Henry Flagler's hotels. The art and artifacts from that era are just stunning. Well worth touring.

Thank ninetyninevette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting cultural displays. Unfortunately, the ballroom was closed while we were touring. We did experience a wonderful exhibition and demonstration of several old musical instruments. The presenter was very knowledgeable.

Thank 385deer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lightner Museum is conveniently located near downtown St. Augustine. We especially enjoyed the mechanical musical device program.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing collection of artifacts, history and everything in between. The building itself would be enough to tour through but the amount of items that within the building is unbelievable. Probably need at least a whole afternoon to tour it. Staff tour was wonderful.

Thank Jim C
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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.