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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Red Cox Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone Number: +1 904-829-0745
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is more than...

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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What a climb --- but well worth it

An amazing place to visit fantastic view from the top of the lighthouse -also st Augustine is very quaint I would go there again

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing place to visit fantastic view from the top of the lighthouse -also st Augustine is very quaint I would go there again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my mom walked up the lighthouse stairs and WOW was the view worth it. We started a tour but ended up walking around on our own. The museum was cute and informative. It's a good stop, especially for families.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful historical place to visit. Beautiful old live oaks with spanish moss makes a great place for pictures. Those that love history will absolutely 😍 the light house

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lighthouse was great wonderful shopping for plants and pottery. Beautiful st Augustine. Thanks again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really great place to visit, loaded with lots of history. Enjoyable for people of all ages. The steps to the top number 217.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the first time I've ever been up a light house and I really enjoyed it. It was worth the hike up the stairs for the view. There's a volunteer on the top deck, who gives useful information and 'spotting' advice. You can obviously see for miles and it was a great spot to watch birds diving for fish... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views were wonderful, but I was quite hesitant to walk around once I got up there due to the railing being a bit low for my liking.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grounds of the museum are beautiful, and the museum offers short nature walks for its visitors. There is also a display on the creation of wooden boats, which is an art still performed by volunteers from the area. The museum itself consists of the lighthouse and the keeper's house. The lighthouse, although tall, is an easy climb. The stairs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'ts been about twenty years since I lasted visited this lighthouse. During my last visit, the lighthouse was in poor repair, and closed to the public. It's evident that much love and care has been put into restoring this historic lighthouse. We didn't have much time to stay, so we didn't pay to go in. If you choose to go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We attended the Dark of the Moon Tour. Good tour. Would recommend to others. Wish the tour would have been a little longer, so would have had more time to explore on own. You may want to do the combo ticket if you want to learn more about the lighthouse and its history. General information regarding the lighthouse is provided... More 

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