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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

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The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola. The tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Bay, the...more
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2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
+1 850-393-1561
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to the lighthouse before but never at Christmas. It was beautiful with every room decorated and the lawn also. It was about 60° and it was perfect climbing weather for me. The whole lighthouse is self guided with restrooms in the keepers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pikememphis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it was not easy to climb the steep stairs to the very top of the existing lighthouse. But the incredible view of Big Lagoon State Park and the surrounding area of Pensacola was worth the effort. The world is wonderful!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well the day I went it was free and great. The lighthouse is near the air museum ( 1000 feet) ??? Anyway it was early December and a Christmas celebration complete with Santa Claus , free popcorn and more. The lighthouse is very interesting. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeltaBiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to the Naval Aviation tons of times and one day as I was randomly driving to it once again I decided to take a last minute turn to see the lighthouse. They are minutes apart. This is the first lighthouse I’ve visited so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Proudmom071224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately they closed the tower (lighthouse) upon my arrival. With lightening less than a mile out this was completely understandable and I'm thankful for the safety protocol as it POURED and lightening like I've never seen shortly thereafter. The museum is nice, and the gift...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SJBandkids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old still in service lighthouse, it has a Museum and gift shop. You can climb the 177 stairs to the top and walk around to view the Gulf coast and the Naval base.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T9929HGrobertw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love lighthouses! So far have climbed most in Florida and North Carolina. As part of our history, lighthouses help tell the stories of heroism, disaster, and self defense. This lighthouse is attached to the museum in which the keepers lived. There is also a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank I5385RGmaryp
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Almost across the street from the Naval Aviation Museum, this can be easily done in the same visit. The lighthouse offers terrific views of Florida's Emerald Coast, along with the Navy airfield. The beaches here are to die for!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Divemasterking
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

It's only $7 to go into the museum and take the 177 stair climb to the top of the working lighthouse. The view is simply breathtaking. Absolutely worth the 7 bucks!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KMRitter73
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Lighthouse and Museum is a must do in Pensacola. You must climb 177 steps to the top but it is well worth it. Dave, our docent, was fantastic, providing so much information about the lighthouse. Don't miss this opportunity!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Brenda W
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Travel242424 | Reviewed this property |
Just a drivers license go to west gate to get a pass for all three sites on the base naval museum/light house/fort
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
Unfortunately children cannot be carried up; it's a Coast Guard regulation and a safety issue. Like you stated, what most guests do is take turns climbing; one or more in your party stays with the child/children while the... More
Jennie Y
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Property representative |
The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is all self-guided so you can visit at your own pace. We look forward to your visit!