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Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola

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Active to this day, Pensacola Lighthouse 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. See Pensacola Lighthouse and all Pensacola has to offer by arranging your trip with our Pensacola travel itinerary maker.
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  • Wonderful lighthouse and museum for history lovers. I do not recommend climbing the stairs if you don't like heights or if you have small children.  more »
  • Very nice place to visit. You can go up to the top of the lighthouse ( I didn't) and tour the house and there is a boardwalk to the beach. They have picnic tables set up if you want to bring a lunch a...  more »
  • After leaving the Naval Museum we made sure to go in here as well. There is a small fee to get into the Lighthouse, $6 and for senior $4 not much at all. The have the home that you can view and it is ...  more »
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  • This is a awesome place to visit! The lighthouse has a breathtaking view. Definitely a place to visit in Pensacola, and some people say the lighthouse is haunted.
  • Great view, reasonably priced, and good exercise! We werent able to go all the way to the top because it was under construction but they gave us fair warning before we bought admission and we were able to get high enough to get a good view out the windows. Didnt realize we had to go through a military checkpoint and we were initially confused but we just had to show photo id and we were in.
  • Beautiful views from the tops. Roughly 177 steps to the top. Highly recommended wearing sneakers/tennis shoes. If you wear sandals/flip-flops (tripping hazard) they ask that you climb to the top barefoot. Definitely a good workout :) You can enter the house and it is air conditioned with plenty of information regarding the history.
  • Nice lighthouse and an easier climb than many on Florida's East coast. Nice view at the top, and a nice breeze. Definitely wear closed backed shoes or sandals with a back strap. If you are wearing backless shoes you are climbing barefoot.
  • listen to the reviews about the shoes. it was a great place to visit and worth the stop. Views are great and it won't take too much time to complete