Located next to the impressive 50 m (165 ft) lighthouse at the oldest port in America, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. aims to preserve local maritime history with dozens of exhibits dedicated to marine sciences. Tour the lighthouse keeper’s house, the historical home of Major William Harn, or learn more about the shipbuilding industry and view artifacts of shipwrecks at the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program Boatworks. Make the 214-step climb to the top of the lighthouse for panoramic views of the city and surrounding coastline. Take advantage of the museum’s free audio guides to get the most out of the exhibits. See St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and all St. Augustine has to offer by arranging your trip with our St. Augustine trip planner.
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A great lighthouse to visit. The climb to the top is made easier by several landings along the way, and it has a beautiful view once you reach the top. There is also a lightkeepers house to visit...
A great lighthouse to visit. The climb to the top is made easier by several landings along the way, and it has a beautiful view once you reach the top. There is also a lightkeepers house to visit... more »
This was a great experience and an excellent lighthouse with a lot of interesting history. Would definitely recommend if you are visiting the area.
This was a great experience and an excellent lighthouse with a lot of interesting history. Would definitely recommend if you are visiting the area. more »
A must see! My husband and I visited st. Augustine last weekend and stopped at the lighthouse after our trolley tour. It was my favorite part of the day! We had 45 minutes before they closed for the day. It was so cool to see the ins and outs of the lighthouse and get to walk to the top! At the top, the keeper was so knowledgeable and informative about the history of the lighthouse, and it was awe inspiring to look around and see the town and the water from that vantage point. I definitely recommend. There were also museums, and more buildings and keepers house that we didn’t get to explore at length, but will definitely go again on our next visit. They had a cute playground for children too and some walking trails. It was a great value for the admission price too and offered military discount.
100% worth the stop. What a neat, beautiful lighthouse. I love the history, the view, the way they laid everything out. Even the little hiking trail around it. Just a real treasure. FYI: For a family of 4, it was $48 but if you spend $2 extra, you get a yearly pass and a free pass to a few other light houses around Florida so definitely ask for that if they don't offer it.
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