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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
+1 850-925-6121
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Migrating Monarchs & Soaring American White Pelicans highlight our St Marks Lighthouse visit

The lighthouse and keepers quarters are nice in an amazing setting next to the sea. But the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful structure in gorgeous surroundings

I have visited this lighthouse many times over the years. It has been well preserved and is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
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Tallahassee, FL
+1 850-925-6121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse and keepers quarters are nice in an amazing setting next to the sea. But the wildlife - migrating monarch butterflies everywhere with huge groups of american white pelicans soaring in the blue skies above. Our visit was topped off by seeing the bald...More

Thank JSI2802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this lighthouse many times over the years. It has been well preserved and is definitely worth a drive to see. The drive there is relaxing and I've always seen wildlife during my trip. I highly recommend a visit to see the lighthouse.

Thank Eater4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Butterflies everywhere their is a jettie to walk out to with benches Very nice clean ladies restroom

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We love lighthouses. This one is very close to Tallahassee. It now belongs to the Fish and Wildlife Service. The lighthouse could us a bit more maintenance (at least some paint). It was not open in October. We do not know whether it is ever...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 20 October 2017

St Marks Lighthouse is a really nice activity within the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge. It is literally at the end of the trail. Unfortunately, the lighthouse itself is not normally open (still undergoing restoration). But once you get there, there are many other things...More

Thank USAFNAV1979
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I love this particular lighthouse. You can't climb it. It is still operated by the US Coast Guard and St. Marks. However, you can take the monthly tour of the keeper's house and you're allowed in the base of the tower. Absolutely perfect setting and...More

1  Thank Selkie9
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The is not great nor poor. It is a nice drive to a nice place for a nice walk. The lighthouse is not open.

1  Thank Pat S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went during the week so we can't say what it's like on the weekend, but during our visit it was very peaceful and lots of birds to see, as well as plenty of fish could be seen from the bank. Wish they had trash...More

1  Thank vpaylor
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Enjoyed the drive through the wildlife refuge to get to the lighthouse. Lots of water and beautiful birds to view. The light house is nice and appears well kept. Parking is great. Nice picnic area.

Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our drive to the lighthouse yesterday afternoon. Beautiful views and lots of wildlife. Visitor center closed at 4pm but it was a week day. $5 for the car. Watch for bugs and gators!!

1  Thank KatieAH2014
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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|
Response from Frances T | Reviewed this property |
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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