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Lightner Museum, St. Augustine

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Immerse yourself in America's Gilded Age at Lightner Museum, where you'll be surrounded by Victorian-era antiquities. These collections are inside the Spanish Renaissance Revival-style Hotel Alcazar, originally built it 1887 and on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum, with three stories of artifacts from 19th-century life, is perhaps most well-known for its stained-glass works by Louis Comfort Tiffany and its Music Room, which is filled with instruments from the turn of the 20th century. Other exhibits include its first-floor Victorian village re-creation. Work out when and for how long to visit Lightner Museum and other St. Augustine attractions using our handy St. Augustine travel itinerary maker.
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  • It was very interesting. They had a lot of things to gaze at. The history behind the museum was fascinating.  more »
  • The Lightner Museum houses an eclectic collection that highlights Mr. Lightner's appreciation for hobbies and collecting. We were told that a number of the items in the museum were donated by people w...  more »
  • The museum is a collection of many different things and was very interesting to explore. I enjoyed the glass collection the most. Its a wonderful way to spend a half a day and there's a cafe on the pr...  more »
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  • The website says they take their last customers at 430 completely wrong!! We got here at 4:15 and were rushed by the two ladies at the main entrance. We were told to go to 3r the ballroom, first because that closes at 4:30. Ok that was fine. So we rushed around the two top floors. By 4:35 we tried to go to the second floor but we couldn't they had shut the elevator off. So we go to the first floor to speak to the same two woman who were rude to begin with, I asked why we couldn't go to the second floor. And the rudest lady of them all she said her name was Dell was so beyond rude saying that they told us they would be closing. Mind you when we bought the tickets we were told we would not be rushed and the last entry was at 4:30 I asked for a refund seeing as it was not 5 and that's what time they close. The lady dell snickered with an attitude saying they close at 5 I said I get that and we are rising around as it is, I understand y'all want to go home but this is not fair. She would not refund me I had to ask several times to speak to a manager. Finally Dell went and got the manager Pauline which she was nice and reopened level two for us. We quickly did that level and level one. And we were out of there by 5:10. We would have loved to spend more time there, but with the staff you have we could not. Even if it was another half hour. We have to go home tonight so we basically just wasted money coming here having to take pictures of everything so we can read later on what exactly we were looking at. Only one good thing about this place was the lady on the 3rd floor 3r to be exact she was very nice and I wish I had gotten her name. My opinion in working with the public the website should say last customer come in at 3 and give Dell some lessons in kindness because she is a very hateful old woman!! We were here for father's day by the way thanks a lot!!
  • I spent the afternoon here with my mother and was not disappointing. If you like museums, this little gem is like a trip back in time. I recommend allowing yourself a good 4 hours to really "see" everything. I particularly enjoyed the old buttons & furniture. Be sure to ask about Sir Richards clock.
  • A friend and I went to look at the museum as a location for her wedding and it is absolutely amazing!! The location is beautiful and you can't beat the history of the location. We loved the tour and the ladies were so kind and helpful, answered all of our questions. Even the cafe inside was amazing, I highly recommend the margarita pizza and the coffee!
  • This is a decent little museum. The exhibits are very eclectic ranging from lead glass to animal exhibits. The building was a hotel/casino and is actually interesting as well. You won't find lots of art from big names, but rather diverse collections gathered from around the world mostly from the 19th century and later. Worth a visit if you have a coupon and pay under $10.00. They could use to invest some of the money back into the building and fix a lot of the damaged areas.
  • One of the more interesting museums we've visited, a museum of eclectic collections gathered by others for years and ending-up here. Something for everyone of all ages. It's really quite elegant but accessible.