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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
+1 904-829-0745
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It's worth the climb.

Be sure to take some water and take your time climbing up the winding stairs. There are six or... read more

Reviewed today
Fort Myers, Florida
Great if you are not afraid of heights

The lighthouse is a very interesting place to visit and learn how it helped ships. It was a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Almedia S
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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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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
+1 904-829-0745
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Reviewed today

Be sure to take some water and take your time climbing up the winding stairs. There are six or seven levels where you can stop and look out the windows and catch your breath. The view from the top is well worth the climb. The...More

Thank Calef71
Reviewed yesterday

The lighthouse is a very interesting place to visit and learn how it helped ships. It was a great experience for my daughter and grandson to go up the 200+ steps to the top since they are not afraid of heights

Thank Almedia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This lighthouse has 219 steps and over looks the Mantanza River.. it was beautiful and special.... we love lighthouses... this one is still in working order....

Thank Zona M
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must.Everone loved this.Theres 219 steps but the view at the top is awesome and the staff tell it all

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have to admit, I've never been up too but I like to stop here from the view. An even better view is from the water looking at he lighthouse. Rent a kayak in Anastasia State Park and check it out. There's a good chance...More

Thank floridatraveler33
Reviewed 2 days ago

209 steps 165 ft. View is Worth it. We are not athletic but we made it to the top. There are places to rest on the way. Not recommended for people who have a fear of heights. We enjoyed the view and the breeze before...More

Thank gm0rgan14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have a small gift shop and museum telling the history of St Augustine. You can also climb the Lighthouse for approximately $12 per adult.

Thank 136belinda
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were welcomed into the lighthouse park by Curt who was very helpful and answered every question we had. We toured the house with all the things they had salvaged from ship wrecks in the area. The staff there did a great job describing how...More

Thank dwhite160
Reviewed 2 days ago

Active military and dependents are free here so that is very much appreciated! I was worried about making the climb in the extreme humidity but there is a nice breeze coming through all the windows they have open. The view is amazing and well worth...More

Thank originalheymom32000
Reviewed 3 days ago

totally worth it; great view from (I think) 200 feet up. Quite the climb, so be ready to walk up a lot of stairs.

Thank Ashley S
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Lanette R
Are dogs allowed on the trails and grounds?
1 April 2017|
Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Hi, I just saw your question. We allow dogs on site if they are on a leash. Dogs can go everywhere on the property except in the historic buildings. Please enter through the visitors center, which is the red roofed building... More
Do I have to pay admission if I just want to look at the lighthouse from the outside?
22 December 2016|
Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Hi, You can view the Lighthouse from the front lawn and there are excellent picture taking opportunities from the pier across the street in Red Cox Park. That's free. The Visitors Center is also free, which includes the... More
Aden C
Hello everyone, On the website it doesn't list a cost. Is there a few to get in?
13 November 2016|
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Response from JanetteAF | Property representative |
Yes, there is a fee to get in. It is Adults 12.95 and Children under 12 10.95, Seniors 60 and over 10.95. You can mitigate the cost on the web site by using a 10% discount coupon, or purchasing on line in advance and... More