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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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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

Thank Proudmom071224
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank SJBandkids
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank T9929HGrobertw
Reviewed 3 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

Thank I5385RGmaryp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Divemasterking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!!

Thank KMRitter73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank JanT56737
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the lighthouse several times. I love the certificate you get when you complete, you do have to pay for but economical. There is a gift shop. This is a very picturesque place. I had considered getting married here. I would recommend...More

Thank ashleyrowzee2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to see if you are also visiting the Naval Air Station Museum. The views from the lighthouse are beautiful! Be sure to bring a camera!

Thank kimber_b85
Reviewed 24 October 2018

If you want a good workout climb this lighthouse. The view at the top is spectacular even on a cloudy day. There are places for you to stop, rest and catch your breath. Kids like it too. My dad enjoyed it as well. There is...More

Thank Karen D
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Brenda W
29 December 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
24 April 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
25 January 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!