Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, Pensacola

4.6
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Pensacola
Active to this day, Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum stands over 12 m (40 ft) tall and is one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses on the Gulf Coast. Climb the 177 steps of the lighthouse, which was built in 1825, and observe sweeping views. In the fully restored keeper's quarters, constructed in 1869, you can explore the museum and pick up a quirky souvenir. You can decide for yourself if the lighthouse is haunted on a ghost walk tour. Get an eye-level view of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels' practice as part of a tour of the lighthouse that allows an up-close view of these aerobatic jet pilots. Put Pensacola Lighthouse and 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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  • The other four in our group walked to the top of the lighthouse and enjoyed the walk up and the view. I could not due to heart problems, but I greatly enjoyed a longer look through the museum. This li...  more »
  • I wasn't sure I wanted this on our list of things to do. How exciting would it really be? Well, I enjoyed it - a lot. It was a lot of steps though - 177 of them. And they were black metal with a patte...  more »
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  • Seemed like a nice place, but the line was so long I decided not to go in. From my understanding, it's a great looking point, but you need to climb quite a few stairs to get there. No purses, backpacks, etc are allowed in and it's 100% ID check. Now that it's around the corner from the Naval abortion museum, which would make a good combo trip. Also note that the lighthouse is on a military base, so you will feel awkward pulling up to the gate and you will have to show ID.
  • The climb was hard but it was worth it. The museum properly portrays what it was like then. The keeper of the lighthouse is nice and answered our questions. It was an amazing view. Great trip

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