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The Lightner Museum

75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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Reviewed yesterday

This Museum is a museum of antiquities, mostly American Gilded-Age pieces, housed within the historic Hotel Alcazar building in the center of downtown St Augustine, across from Flagler College. Built in 1888 by Henry Flagler. Today is the home of the best collections of fine...More

Thank mountain22
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really loved the building architecture, the surrounding fountains and grounds, and the ballroom level with the former swimming pool turned restaurant/cafe. The exhibited artifacts, however, were mostly odds and ends, knick-knacks, quirky collectibles, semi-precious stones, taxidermy items, musical instruments, dolls, cigar labels, stained glass,...More

Thank xtos
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lightner Museum is located in the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler. We decided to go there after our lunch in the Café Alcazar, and we are so glad that we did. What an interesting museum offering collections of fine and...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 3 days ago

Here there a lot to take inn. The museum has music , art, cut glass dishes , there some much in one place I could never write all down. Must go to place.

Thank Jimmy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have the time and want to see things from a time gone by, it's worth the time. Lots of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and in general one of a kind types of items. Seeing the museum is also important to understanding the history...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had gone to the museum as a child and remembered enjoying it so I was interested in how I would see it as an adult. The museum had a very interesting and eclectic mix of displays. We went shortly after opening on a weekday...More

1  Thank LNandKC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of interesting collections of stuff. You can spend as much or as little time as you'd like... The Music Box demo at 11 am and 2 pm was very good. Be sure to stand in the center of the room in order to see...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This huge museum is a must even if you are not the "museum" type. Make sure you take in the music room and stay for the show. Also when you visit the various rooms ask questions and you will get some fascinating information from the...More

1  Thank Gloria W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every staff member was excellent, above and beyond friendly and helpful. The building is beautiful, as are the collections it contains. Go to the Grand Ballroom, look down at what was once the swimming pool and you will wish you had been a guest at...More

1  Thank kstaugustine
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lightner Museum is housed in a lovely building that was once the Alcazar hotel. It now houses the museum and the City Hall Government of St. Augustine. The museum houses a well-curated and neatly categorized collection of fine Victorian period furnishings, clothing, personal items...More

1  Thank spandocmom
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Katie M
How long do you recommend for a visit?
1 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
This may be a dumb question, but are pets allowed? I have an ESA (canine) that is under 15 lbs, is quiet, and can be in a bag/carrier the entire time.
5 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
Is this enjoyable for kids???
14 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.