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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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Nice exhibits, not so great docents

Thoroughly enjoyed climbing the lighthouse, viewing the exhibits, learning the history, walking the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rita S
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Brevard County, Florida
via mobile
Lighthouse.

Nicely done. Beautifully maintained. They've made some fun historical and educational exhibits. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ashley P
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Gardiner, United States
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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+1 904-829-0745
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed climbing the lighthouse, viewing the exhibits, learning the history, walking the grounds, looking inside the buildings & many displays, seeing the water vessels and watching the boatbuilders. The docents (volunteers) were not so good - very standoffish, not particularly friendly, lacking in lighthouse...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nicely done. Beautifully maintained. They've made some fun historical and educational exhibits. The climb isn't as bad as all that. Make sure you allow enough time to see everything. Great vistas at the top.

Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This 1870's lighthouse and museum are really well kept and quite interesting. The climb to the top is lots of fun and the view is spectacular. The original lighthouse keepers' house has been restored to original quality and includes a large section about a recently...More

Thank kraebaum
Reviewed 6 days ago

The lighthouse is located near downtown St. Augustine. There is a lovely view from the top. It is quite a trek up the stairs but well worth the climb. It is well maintained and there is a visitors center. I would definitely recommend this attraction.More

Thank 184judithv
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the lovely review and the recommendation. While folks are here don't miss the exhibits in the keeper's house and new Maritime and Education Center on the north side of the site. For a discount visit our web page in advance...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time and take deep breaths on the way up these 219 stairs that's are well worth the view. The history is amazing, and to see them actually bringing back the boat building trade is amazing. Joe and Teresa were so helpful and friendly....More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I walked from St. Augustine to the Lighthouse and then to the top. It was roughly a 7 mile round trip. The Lighthouse is nice, and the climb to the top is easy. It's very hot in the summer. The views are...More

Thank Michael B
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the nice review. Our non-profit Museum relies on admissions and shop sales to help us save history, teach 51,000 school age children, and explore shipwreck artifacts from the oldest port city in the continental US. Next time while you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome place!! A little hard to get to and not much parking but what an amazing place to visit. So much history and a spectacular view from the top. I would suggest going late afternoon and going to the top to look at...More

Thank GDN3022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cool lighthouse with all kinds of educational exhibits. We enjoyed our visit to the property and lighthouse.

Thank Elaine F
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear reviewer Thank you! We'll be back open after Hurricane IRMA by the end of the week! Your visit helps all of us at our non-profit Museum to save history! Come back anytime! Kathy A Fleming Executive Director

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Lighthouse in the late morning, and it was not too crowded. We thought the tour guides there were excellent, and very knowledgeable. We did the hike to the top of the light and took in the very beautiful views of St. Augustine,...More

1  Thank Michele M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't take the tour because we have 16 month old twins and we didn't have our carriers for the stairs but we did stop to take pictures

Thank jessica0710
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Lanette R
1 April 2017|
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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
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MLMD
22 December 2016|
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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
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Aden C
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
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