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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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Tons of cool information as you climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse. The view is amazing... read more

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michelle D
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Climb to the top of the lighthouse and treat yourself to a beautiful view of the surrounding area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5443
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Reviewed yesterday

Tons of cool information as you climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse. The view is amazing. Next time, we will do the night time haunted tour

Thank michelle D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Climb to the top of the lighthouse and treat yourself to a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Very informative guides help make this a memorable experience.

Thank Skip E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a marvelous time before we were evacuated this year. Loved the light and the interactive displays throughout the house. I work in a science museum and LOVED the displays!

Thank nefertiti3560
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easilly accessible attraction on the outskirts of St. Augustine overlooking St. Augustine's beaches, bridges, waterways and attractions such as Castillo de San Marcos and Flagler CollegMore

Thank Bill A
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for the nice review. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is a non-profit museum that saves six historic structures, performs original maritime archaeological research, builds authentic small crafts with volunteers, and preserves and saves 19,000 artifacts, specimens and archival documents. Tourism...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We paid for the tour and had an hour to kill before it began. We wound up checking out the keeper's house and going up the lighthouse but it was all so interesting we were late to the tour! When we met up with our...More

Thank Matt A
JanetteAF, exec director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Reviewer, That is Great advice! If you walk around first then you do get a chance to understand the tour so much more. The tour will talk to you about the light station, but also the purpose of lighthouses, ships and shipwrecks. We study...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the climb wasn't too strenuous. i have an extreme fear of heights but i went all the way to the top. i peaked outsidw to the most breathtaking view!!! Well worth it. loved the gift shop!!!More

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your triumph! We are all so very happy for you and proud we were part of this moment! Thanks for the amazing review. You also made a difference and helped our non-profit save history when you climbed and shopped....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular view after a breathtaking climb to the outside of the building. The grounds are relaxing, one can almost feel the prior inhabitants of not only the lighthouse but gardens as well. The museum is small but filled with some nice local artwork as...More

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

Dear Reviewer, So glad you enjoyed your visit. When in the Lighthouse Gift Shop, look for the Uniquely St. Augustine Tags that show a variety of work by local artists. Thank you for noticing the art works. Your purchases make a difference to our non-profit....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love St. Augustine. The thought of going to the lighthouse late at night was a thrilling prospect. Unfortunately, there were too many children, the adults were just as noisy as the children, and we didn't see any ghosts! The time to go is in...More

Thank tompcmc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little out of the way and hard to get to. The lighthouse itself is stunning. You can go into the gift shop and walk some of the grounds but have to pay to get near the actual lighthouse. Price is a little steep for...More

Thank Carol M
JanetteAF, Executive Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the nice review. The City of St. Augustine has so much to do and see that it also has instituted an off site sign ordinance that doesn't alow us to place overt directional signage on property we don't own. You...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful lighthouse with an amazing view. It rained so we didn't spend much time up top, but we made the entire 219 step climb! It's pricey to get in, around $12, but there are coupons you can pick up at local visitor center for ten...More

Thank pocoimaking
JanetteAF, Exec Director at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so sorry it rained on you visit! I hope you explored all four open buildings and saw our conservation lab and shipwreck exhibit from the end of the American Revolution. Our non-profit museum receives no...More

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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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