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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
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A Work in Progress

This lighthouse is on a National Wildlife Refuge, and is an impressive sight. Although the outside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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A little bit of a drive but worth it

This lighthouse is about 8-9 miles off the main drag. The lighthouse is easily accessible once you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse is on a National Wildlife Refuge, and is an impressive sight. Although the outside is relatively intact, the buildings are currently closed to visitors. Signage and handouts make it clear that they are working on the funding to restore the structure. However, if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse is about 8-9 miles off the main drag. The lighthouse is easily accessible once you get there. Lots of mosquitoes unfortunately

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This light house has been the subject of many local artists - and is found at the coast in the St Marks Wildlife Refuge - there are roads/trails that go on forever in this refuge. You can walk for many hours without seeing anyone. The...More

1  Thank fireman452
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Screaming children kind of ruined the view though. The area is pretty and the beach rats were kind of cute. They seem to like sunflower seeds lol. Saw a ton of gators on the way in, so keep your kids away from the ponds...

1  Thank tavaroo
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Been to this site a few times and it never gets old. Drive slowly through the park and see a wide variety of Florida wildlife. DO NOT FORGET YOUR CAMERA! Awesome area for bird watching! The light house was amazing! Full of rich Florida history!...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is actually in Crawfordville, FL about 35 miles south of Tallahassee, FL. We went to the lighthouse and the reserve. Both are really the same. It was very interesting. You can do as little or as much walking as you like.

Thank southernpilot01
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is about a 40-45 minute drive from downtown Tallahassee. It's a beautiful setting, lots of water everywhere, tons of birds and great views. The history is interesting, especially the Civil War connection. The lighthouse is nice to look at but that's all you can...More

1  Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A must see in the area. You will see Allgators and many different species of birds. It's is a well kept area, the admission price around ten dollars. You can film, picnic, fish or just enjoy being part of a special ecosystem. Teaching children about...More

1  Thank dbellan
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A visit to the Saint Marks Lighthouse is like a trip back in time. There is a plaque outside the lighthouse that details it's amazing history. History like the time the Confederates removed and hid the giant mirror in the swamp to keep it out...More

1  Thank Keith R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The location of this lighthouse provides great opportunities to watch nature in conjunction with seeing the light. The only drawback is you can't climb the light. It likes like it would provide a breathtaking sight of the wildlife reserve as well as the water. As...More

2  Thank Mike-TTME
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Mike-TTME | Reviewed this property |
The road is paved, but the parking lot and trails at the lighthouse are packed shell, gravel, and dirt. If the root of your question is in reference to handicap accessibility, I would say yes it is accessible, but limited... More
Mark D
9 April 2017|
Response from Frances T | Reviewed this property |
Regret that I do not know.
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15 March 2016|
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Response from Shayla S | Reviewed this property |
The Lighthouse is only open on the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 pm - 4 pm. The refuge is open every day from dusk to dawn. You can call their visitor center to find out the exact times because it changes. (850... More