We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
+1 850-925-6121
Review Highlights
Get away to nature

I've gone to St Marks several times. The Light House is just a small part of this wildlife... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vic P
Tallahassee, Florida
A magnificent spot for a sunrise/sunset reflection

I have often visited the St Marks Refuge historic lighthouse at sunrise and sunset finding it the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Read all 168 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“light house” (20 reviews)
“gulf of mexico” (13 reviews)
“wildlife refuge” (11 reviews)
Tallahassee, FL
+1 850-925-6121
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (168)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 160 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Vic P
Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank gladbags
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beware! This is a totally biased review. I love the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the St. Marks lighthouse. I live and work with my husband in Germany. Every time we come home to Florida, I have to visit the Refuge and Lighthouse. The...More

Thank GlobalGirl_9
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 55 hotels in Tallahassee
Magnuson Hotel Wildwood Inn
299 reviews
18.26 km away
Best Western Wakulla Inn & Suites
390 reviews
19.41 km away
Wakulla Springs Lodge
419 reviews
21.33 km away
Homewood Suites Tallahassee
826 reviews
39.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cooter Stew Cafe Bar and Grille
30 reviews
9.27 km away
Hamaknockers BBQ
318 reviews
19.92 km away
The Edward Ball Dining Room
246 reviews
21.35 km away
Riverside Cafe
188 reviews
9.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
38 reviews
9.13 km away
TNT Hideaway Day Tours
40 reviews
12.96 km away
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium
130 reviews
20.83 km away
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
724 reviews
21.36 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
9 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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 |
Regret that I do not know.
Tom H
15 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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