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Climb 177 steps up Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum for one of the best views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located within Naval Air Station Pensacola, so you may need to obtain a special permit to visit. It's best to check the official website for details about visiting. Visitors praise stunning views of Pensacola Bay, Pensacola skyline, and historic Navy Yard. Keep in mind that you must have valid picture ID to enter, and that you will not be able to bring any type of purse or bag. PutPensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum into our Pensacola trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Watching the Blue Angels from the top of the Light House was a Once in a lIfetime experience, though I plan to do it again. I happened to go on a day when some retired Fighter pilots were there and..... more
Watching the Blue Angels from the top of the Light House was a Once in a lIfetime experience, though I plan to do it again. I happened to go on a day when some retired Fighter pilots were there and..... more »
You have to plan ahead to go see this lighthouse by purchasing your tickets in advance but it is worth it! We caught the shuttle & our driver was informative. The tour was a fun climb & the views...
You have to plan ahead to go see this lighthouse by purchasing your tickets in advance but it is worth it! We caught the shuttle & our driver was informative. The tour was a fun climb & the views... more »
You still need to book a tour if you do not have a DOD ID, but the tour is worth it. My only complaint is that it is a little short if you want to see everything. We were the first tour on a Saturday morning, and it was really great. There were 13 members present on our tour, so the bus was mostly full. The driver was super friendly and knowledgeable about the lighthouse and the general area. The lighthouse keeper was also friendly and funny. The stairs were a beast- but worth the climb for sure. The views were incredible - if you are in the area - definitely check it out.
There are 166 steps up to one of the BEST views in Pensacola! Not for the weak of heart or legs, and you must be at least 44" tall. The museum is equally engaging, with facts and artifacts that leave you amazed. You could spend 2+ hours in exploration or zip up to the top of the lighthouse and back again, as we did. The entrance station is a nifty gift shop as well.
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