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Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola

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Lighthouse History Museum
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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  • We had booked reservations to watch the Blue Angels practice from the top of the lighthouse. We were so excited, but the weather was gloomy and the Blues cancelled. We came and toured the lighthouse a...  more »
  • Rainy day at the beach so we went to the museum. Loved the history there. My son couldn't climb the light house bc he wasn't tall enough but my father and I went up. It's a tough climb but there are w...  more »
  • We decided to stop here, after earlier in the week realizing that it was on the Naval Base and we would have to enter from another gate on the opposite side of where we were. We went to the aviation m...  more »
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  • This is a MUST if you are visiting Pensacola in the summer time. The water is beginning to clear up, the weather is nice and hot, and of course the views are amazing. They have a nice little gift shop at the entrance and a very well maintained keepers house. The lighthouse, while very old, is still maintained by the Coast Guard in a regular basis. Sometimes you'll even see them working in it while people are exploring the lighthouse. And if you're a fan of the Blue Angels, if might just see them on the runway at Sherman Field.
  • Cute museum, with an interesting story. The price of $7.50 is well worth the view at the top. Anytime you make a purchase they will ask to round up, or donate a dollar to preservation. If you have on shoes with no back you will have to climb the lighthouse barefoot, and children under 46 in can't climb the lighthouse. There is a long list of medical conditions at the entrance warning climbers not to climb if they have any of them, and to climb at your own risk. If you complete the 177 steps to the top, you can purchase a certificate for $1.
  • Amazing museum & original lighthouse that you have to visit at least once - kids love it! It's one of the last few maybe that has the original beacon/glass light. It's quite a trek up though...177 steps! The Ghost Tours are very cool! No use going during a rain storm though as they won't let you go up if there is any lightening going on.
  • I love going in light houses. This one is very well preserved and fun to get to the top. Nice museum and gift shop. We spent about 2 hours there, but we took our time.
  • Great place to visit!! Very nice views, if you're lucky may be able to see the Blue Angels take off.