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The Lightner Museum

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Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed the Lightner Museum for a good hour to 2 . Great museum for a change of pace from regular touring. Not for young children. Interesting items to look at.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marshover
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very diverse and eclectic assortment of historical items and memorabilia. We've been spoiled by having access to amazing museums in Cleveland, OH, otherwise this is worth a stop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bkermode1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love collecting things and this is the ultimate collection of collections! I could have twice as much time there but had a 2 o'clock ticket for the Flagler museum across the street. There are cute gift shops selling artistic items and reproductions. Wear comfortable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alicerabbit
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a very unique and varied collection. The mechanical music display and demonstration is absolutely superb.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 601bernieg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told not to miss the Lightner Museum and we are glad we listened to the advice. This place is so unique....the building was build by Henry Flagler in 1888 and was called the Alcazar Hotel. Inside was the world’s largest indoor swimming pool...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank busconi
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing to get the history of this place and to see the wonderful architecture. There is a little bit of everything for any collector or history buff. Make sure you time your visit to see the music room played. Check out the ballroom...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 774Beth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a difficult review because the museum itself is not the attraction the building is. We were trapped, along with 50 other people, in the music room by a guide that felt compelled to play 30 minutes worth old electroinic music insturments. It was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ronnenbr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a small but great museum for adults and older children. There were friendly docents on each floor to answer your questions.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stacy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatives told us that this was the best thing to do in St. Augustine. They were right. The museum is in Henry Flagler's former Alcazar Hotel. The grandeur of the hotel, fountains and grounds is still intact. Lightner was an avid collector so there is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peggy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really fun place to visit to see all of the unique items collected here. Beautiful wood working, cut glass, china, art of all kinds. A peaceful place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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27 February 2019|
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Response from Alanmflys | Reviewed this property |
YES. Strollers are allowed.
2 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
6 September 2016|
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Response from Discover282110 | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.