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St. Marks Lighthouse

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One of the oldest lighthouses in the US. It's sad they don't allow going upstairs.

This is one of the oldest lighthouses and it is surprisingly well preserved, considered the area... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Pleasanton, California
Area landmark in beautiful surroundings

If you have any interest in lighthouses or gulf views, it's worth your while to come. Though it... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Tallahassee, FL
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This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
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1255 Lighthouse Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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All reviews light house marks lighthouse under renovation blue skies wildlife refuge monarch butterflies st marks bird watching lots of water beautiful birds sunrise and sunset visitor center is insect repellent open to the public welcome center nature lovers entrance fee
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is one of the oldest lighthouses and it is surprisingly well preserved, considered the area has been flooded by hurricane surges. There is a little museum and volunteers providing the info. Usually, the best part of visiting lighthouses is to climb upstairs to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank heckfy
Reviewed 23 October 2018

If you have any interest in lighthouses or gulf views, it's worth your while to come. Though it may still not be open to visitors [being restored], the ocean to one side and tidal pool to another make it a very nice setting. A couple...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

It was the beginning of Monarch season! So Beautiful! We didn't see any alligators as it was too hot but the butterflies made up for it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LizFurman
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse has been renovated, proud of my husband for helping pro bono to bring this beautiful and historical building back to life. And the refuge is simply amazing. Heading there in a couple weeks for the Butterfly Festival! The butterflies stop at St. Mark's...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Annie N
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank brigittec748
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BluegooseTraveler
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 cathyArchitect |
Check the US Fish & Wildlife Service website and search for Monarch Festival. Monarch Festival October 27-29, 2018.
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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