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The Lightner Museum

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Address: 75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
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Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items...

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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Loved the old Hotel

Yes, this was another Flagler hotel, just across from the Ponce de Leon hotel. Was the health of the day, having a pool, bowling alley, ballroom, and baths. Now it is a museum... read more

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Loganville
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, this was another Flagler hotel, just across from the Ponce de Leon hotel. Was the health of the day, having a pool, bowling alley, ballroom, and baths. Now it is a museum with a very big collection of just about everything.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much to see, hard to process the beauty of the era & how well preserved & presented beautifully!!

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Crystal Falls, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting museum to visit. Lots of antique pottery, furniture, clothing, artwork, photos etc. It's four floors of exhibits but no problem, there is an elevator. My husband and I spent several hours here looking at everything. There is a restaurant that is part of the museum which was once a hotel.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lightner Museum is a great place to visit. I would have loved to seen this hotel and the pool back in the 1930's before it closed. Even as a museum it is still a gorgeous property. Today is houses a very interesting array of collections that were brought in after the hotel closed down. There is everything from rocks,... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lightner is fantastic. I especially love the old indoor swimming pool. The whole place is filled with interesting things to view. It's within easy walking distance from parking and other places to see. Plan on spending about 2 hours here. It's like to no other museum you'll ever visit.

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RatherNotSay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As with Flagler's gilded-age hotel across the street (now Flagler College), I think the Lightner (Flagler's Hotel Alcazar) could do AMAZINGLY well with a twice-daily architectural guided tour of this stunning original 1888 hotel. We all love seeing "how the other half lived", and the Flagler tour is short, so the Lightner Museum could give people the dessert tour after... More 

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Belton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved hearing about the progression of the music box era. Loved even more being able to listen to them! The entire museum was interesting and you can eat in the location where the swimming pool was located when the building was a hotel.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not trying to be mean but unless you like staring at pottery, paintings and Tiffany glass, I would take a pass. Might be better for older folks who like a slower pace but for me it took away my time and made me miss of the of the attractions I had paid for. To see all of this multi story... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lightner museum is simply fascinating. It is a definite stop if you are int St Augustine. The history of the building and the incredible collections art, crystal, etc are a true expression of the immense wealth concentrated there during the era. Impressive to say the least.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this museum is very interesting, but you really need to talk to the volunteers to find out the history. They are a wealth of knowledge and there isn't a whole lot of information to read about some of the collections. We spoke to a volunteer named David for almost an hour about the collections and the building... More 

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