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.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum reviews
This place reminds me of every school trip I went on with little signs about artifacts and history. We climbed the lighthouse and got a good view. I wish they had a better play area for the kids. more »
The St. Augustine Lighthouse was beautiful and wonderfully preserved. The view from the top can't be beat! more »
I love this place! I’ve been going every year for awhile now and i’m so glad i do. It’s so exciting to learn about the history of this lighthouse and the atmosphere is very inviting. The city it’s self is the oldest in the United States and i love the fact that it still has many of its original buildings still up... like this lighthouse. Of course the climb is hard and tough (217 steps) but there are stops where you can take a breather and rest a little before making your way up. It’s so worth it when you get to the top and the view is breathtaking! Be careful because there is wasps up there but if you don’t mess with them they won’t mess with you. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone who loves history!
I loved the view from the top. The 219 steps are rather exhausting. But I'm fat so...you know. There was a volunteer guide at the top who answered a few questions. I will warn that there are wasps up there but they don't sting. They're just attracted to the red of the lighthouse. The other sites were closed by the time I got there but it was still fun to see the old homes and such. Would go again. Id go earlier to see more.
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