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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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  • Tallest lighthouse in FL, 177 steps to the top. Great view of Naval Air Museum and Ft Pickens across the way. Wish I could remember the gentleman at the top of the lighthouse, he was great, super hist...  more »
  • Situated near the Naval Air Museum is this historic and elegant old lighthouse. Thanks to good management, it offers some special events and holiday decorations. The only reason I gave it a four star ...  more »
  • Every year the Lighthouse puts on a show for lighting of the "Tower Tree". The light house has lights on it to resemble a christmas tree. This event is fun for kids and adults. You are able to climb t...  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