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“A great peice of history”

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
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Owner description: The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters, built in 1869, is home to a museum and a gift shop. Visit this historic spot in America's First Settlement, established in 1559. Make a day of it and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Barrancas while you're here. Our nature walk takes you to the white sands of beautiful quiet-water beach–a perfect beach for kids. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and stay a while. The Pensacola Lighthouse and museum is open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well.
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“A great peice of history”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

I had to go barefoot beacause I had flip flops but I loved it there were excellent views at the top of NAS Pensacola I loved the history

Visited June 2014
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“The Only Place to Watch the Blue Angels”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I spent an hour at the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse watching the Blue Angels practice and will never watch them from anywhere else ever again. The volunteers were magnificient to tell you about the lighthouse, its history, the ghosts and what to expect when the Blues flew. You have to book your ticket in advance on their website and it is worth every penny. The view of the bay, 3 Forts and the Naval Air Station is like no other. If you visit Pensacola, you HAVE to see this attraction and book your ticket to watch the Blue Angels on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. There are only 20 tickets available per practice so its not crowded at all. This is a must see for all ages!

Visited June 2014
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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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“Fabulous views”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

It had been years since we have been here and they have done alot of renovation since that last visit. We were very impressed with being able to climb to the top and walk around the top to view the area for miles. My husband enjoyed being able to see the Photo School that he attended when he was in the Navy some 33 years ago. My granddaughter wanted to go here for her 8th birthday to go to the top of the lighthouse and to go out to the beach area and fly a kite afterward. We were blessed with a beautiful clear day to do that. What beautiful memories we made here. There are 177 steps to the top, with a winding spiral staircase to the top that you can see down to the bottom as you climb (not for those that fear heights for sure). It was a bit challenging having to move over for those coming down with very little protection for little ones. I really like to feel a little bit more secure when I'm up that high but thankful that I was able to make the 177 steps to see the beautiful view.

Really recommend that if your visiting the Pensacola area, make this a must on your list to visit.

Visited February 2014
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“Great piece of history on the Gulf Coast”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The climb up the 177 stairs is well worth the view from the top,of Pensacola Bay and the Naval Air Station and the Blue Angles parked on the tarmac. The volunteer at the top filled us in on the history of the lighthouse and surrounding area all very interesting.

Visited June 2014
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“Climb to the top!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We LOVED the Pensacola lighthouse! The day we went, we only had about an hour to spend here. I would suggest you leave a little bit more time so that you can see all of the various rooms as well as watch the Ghost Hunter video. The view from the top is fantastic! Great photo taking opportunity as you can also see many of the planes at the NAS. There is a fee, but it's only $6.00.

Visited June 2014
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