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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Lighthouse under Renovation

It's all about the nature around the lighthouse. We saw many beautiful birds. The lighthouse was... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018

The St. Mark's Lighthouse, a National Historic Treasure, is one of the most important historical... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Keith H
Tallahassee, Florida
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1255 Lighthouse Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's all about the nature around the lighthouse. We saw many beautiful birds. The lighthouse was closed due to renovation, but it was still worth the trip.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The St. Mark's Lighthouse, a National Historic Treasure, is one of the most important historical landmarks in the early 19th Century. St. Marks is considered one of the main ports of entry in the early 1800s. We've enjoyed watching her by land and sea. An...More

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great place to stop on the Florida coast to enjoy some wildlife and nature. The location is about 20 miles from Tallahassee, FL and Florida State University. The park has a $5 admission fee and permit is required for entrance to Lighthouse area. The visitor...More

1  Thank Iconcities
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The ultimate for nature lovers. We missed the lighthouse last time as it was under repair/renovation. But overall - enjoyable drives - but in the middle of nowhere! Have your supplies and be ready. Insect repellent for most times of the year is a must....More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My wife and I stopped here this April. This is a very interesting attraction as well as Historic. The lighthouse is a wonderful addition to the National Wildlife Refuge. You can learn about maritime history and get to see the great multitudes of wildlife that...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Located within St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge, the historic lighthouse sits at the mouth of the St. Mark’s River in Florida’s panhandle. Originally constructed in 1830, it has endured minor and major storms and is currently under renovation and will be open to the public...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

If you like nature, wildlife and/or lighthouses then this is for you! Rain or shine this is a fun excursion. Military-don’t forget your yearly free pass for national parks. If you don’t have one yet see the ladies at the welcome center, show your ID...More

Thank Ericka L
Reviewed 26 February 2018

They were working on the lighthouse, so we didn't get to go in it...but other than that this was a great visit. The visitor's center, and nature store are very nice. We got some great bird pictures, including a nesting eagle and its fledgling.

2  Thank contractor2016
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've gone to St Marks several times. The Light House is just a small part of this wildlife sanctuary. It is a fairly long drive in that supplies many trails and scenery. There are many avenues that let you be by yourself and not see...More

1  Thank Vic P
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I have often visited the St Marks Refuge historic lighthouse at sunrise and sunset finding it the perfect place to gaze at the beauty of morning and evening while reflecting on a variety of subjects. Mainly just the beauty of nature. I have visited many...More

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9 July 2017|
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Response from smiley3802 | Reviewed this property |
I feel terrible that I am only now seeing your question. Yes, the road to the lighthouse is paved and you can drive all the way to the lighthouse. There was ample parking and a paved area leading up to the lighthouse. Very... More
Mark D
9 April 2017|
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Response from cathy s |
Check the US Fish & Wildlife Service website and search for Monarch Festival. Monarch Festival October 27-29, 2018.
Tom H
15 March 2016|
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Response from Shayla S | Reviewed this property |
The Lighthouse is only open on the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 pm - 4 pm. The refuge is open every day from dusk to dawn. You can call their visitor center to find out the exact times because it changes. (850... More