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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
Today
09:00 - 19:00
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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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Quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Stroll around outside and learn from brochure, plaques or staff. It is 219 steps to top of lighthouse but there are landings to stop and rest, take your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kimberly S
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Stroll around outside and learn from brochure, plaques or staff. It is 219 steps to top of lighthouse but there are landings to stop and rest, take your time. The view is worth it.

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Thank Kimberly S
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is nice couple of hours if you have nothing to do. It is a nice climb to the top. They have a lovely shoppe at the bottom as well. Beautiful grounds, they also have old museum like artifacts at the museum as well. I would recommend doing this while here.

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Thank kelly0120
Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse was so pretty and well maintained. The Christmas Tree inside was a nice touch too. We also enjoyed the inn keepers home and the interactive things to do inside entertained my kids as well. The grounds were beautiful and provided some good photo ops. It's a must see when visiting St. Augustine!

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Thank Mommyx05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience.... 219 steps to the top and it is a ways up... but totally worth the climb. My wife and I aren't too keen about heights but if we did it anyone can enjoy the views the lighthouse has to offer.

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Thank Jose M
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife loves light houses. We were not disappointed. They take great care of this one. I thought the price was very reasonable as well.

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Thank Craig A
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour includes a hike up the lighthouse steps (14 stories, 219 steps) and also a very well done history of the keeper's home. Many interactive displays in the buildings and explanatory placards on the ground ds. The visitor center itself has a free small exhibit room. We spent much more time here it than what we thought we would... More 

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Thank fishingbear
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to go if you like history- there is a lighthouse keeper's house redone as it was int he old days, and the view from he op is amazing! If you like walking up stairs and are not afraid of heights- it is breathtaking!

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Thank Barbara L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We we visited the light house this summer. It had been many years since I was last there. I loved the exhibits. The treck up and down the light house was worth the view at the top! The view of the water and city is just breathtaking.

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Thank Jenny B
Connellys Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great little hike to the top for some amazing views. If you are a lighthouse lover like myself, this one is not to miss.

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Thank luvmiami
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been TO the St Augustine Lighthousr before, but never actually taken a "tour!" Soooo much to see and learn here for all ages! The tour we took was given by a volunteer, Herman, who takes his volunteerism seriously and makes you feel like he is your own grandfather telling you his History. The steps to the top of... More 

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JanetteAF, Exec Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for the terrific review! I will pass your compliment on to Herman! Come back and see us! You can get a discount coupon on line! Use the coupon code LH15 if you purchase in advance! Cordially, Kathy A Fleming Executive Director More 

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