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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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Beautiful

Stopped here on a quick trip to St Augustine... beautiful lighthouse,lots of history ....worth the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
msdueitt
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Lucedale, Mississippi
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Great Lighthouse

We enjoyed visiting the lighthouse just wish there had been people giving tours or around just to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandra B
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Redford MI
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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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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here on a quick trip to St Augustine... beautiful lighthouse,lots of history ....worth the stair climb to the top ...

Thank msdueitt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the lighthouse just wish there had been people giving tours or around just to ask questions. There are not many employees and you are kind of on your own. I like having a tour guide.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After coming to St. Augustine for many years, this was our first trip to the lighthouse for the haunted tour. When the tour begins your with a group and a guide telling you about the history. If your really into the history or a ghost...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love history and this place was full of it. Your legs will hate you for the next 2 days. And you will burn more calories than you think. But the views from the top are phenomenal

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited St. Augustine as a stop on a 10 hour drive. It was a great way for us to stretch our legs (especially with the climb)! I am afraid of heights, but I did the climb up and I'm glad I...More

Thank Dawn H
JanetteAF, exec driector non profit at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Brave Reviewer, We are so glad you braved the climb and enjoyed it. Please come back and see us. Our non-profit depends on your visits to help us save history and share it with others. Next time check out the exhibits in the keeper's...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Been to St. Augustine many times and first time to the Lighthouse & Maritime museum. It was a great place to visit and learn so much more history of the area.

Thank lbrock14
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped at the lighthouse for our first time. We purchased a grandparents membership. We can come back sometime with the grandchildren. This day we toured the grounds and climbed to the top of the lighthouse. Fantastic views. Thank goodness for the landings in the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love lighthouses and climbing up buildings to get amazing views, you should visit the St. Augustine lighthouse! The area is a bit off centre, so I suggest to come by car and park it on the free available parking. The area consists of...More

1  Thank mathiasdebrouwer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited here and climbed all the way to the top of the lighthouse. The lighthouse has rest areas on the way up so you can take a break before hiking up another flight, and a good rail to hold on to....More

Thank pastelpeony
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Brave Reviewer, We are so glad you made it safely to the top and got to enjoy the beautiful view. Not only are you amazingly brave (we don't suggest that really frightened folks try it), you also made a huge difference to our non-profit...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour and guide were outstanding and informative. Well worth it and the view from the top was spectacular. Went in the heat of June and enjoyed every minute.More

Thank geb7230
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Reviewer, We are so glad you had a good time. Our non-profit museum depends on you to help us save history, and share it with others. You make real difference to the 51,000 school age children we served this year. Thanks for the great...More

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Lanette R
1 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
21 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
13 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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