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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Saint Augustine
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Located next to the impressive 50 m (165 ft) lighthouse at the oldest port in America, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum 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. Add St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and other attractions to your Saint Augustine trip itinerary using our Saint Augustine travel itinerary planner.
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  • It is 219 stairs up for a wonderful view of the island, ocean and St. Augustine. There are good size landings every 23 steps 
  • This is an place of history. The lighthouse is beautiful and awesome. It is a long way up but well worth the trip. The view is something else. The museum is a great place of history as well. 
  • Enjoyed the entire experience. Lots of history involved in the lighthouse. The climb was worth the incredible views at the top. The grounds were beautiful and the gift shop was cute. One of the cooles...  more »