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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. For Lightner Museum and beyond, use our St. Augustine road trip planning tool to get the most from your St. Augustine vacation.
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  • We visited this museum to view the Downton Abbey display. It was far beyond our expectations. Instead of just displaying the costumes (which is what we expected), the curator set them in scenes simila...  more »
  • More beautiful on the outside to inside in my opinion. Good lit for Christmas, with cute outdoor gardens and beautiful facade. Inside, the garden leave much potential untapped, retailers are something dark and unappealing and the Museum too expensive for what it offers.
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  • I visited on January 4, 2018. Let me first express that the Dressing Downton exhibit was fabulous! Everything I expected and more and totally worth seeing if you are a fan of the series. Also the empl...  more »
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  • Took several outstanding tours. The history of the building was appreciated and seeing the original staff rooms was an unexpected bonus. The tour guide was excellent. She showed true excitement and knowledge. We also went to the "Dressing Dowton" tour which was wonderfully set up. Kudos to all.
  • Excellent!! Loved it..When I went they also had a showing of the Downton Abbey TV show wardrobe worn on the show displayed on mannequins along side his collections. Very impressive. The collection that this man collected in his lifetime is beyond belief. Amazing how one person could this. Will love to go back.
  • The tour is well worth the money. A display of antique musical players/instruments is Best seen with one of the guides who shows /plays about 6 of them and tells you the story. The Downton Abby display was also there when we went which was a unique display. We knew nothing about the show before we arrived.
  • A rare museum. Part art museum, part antique mall, part history museum, part collectors paradise. A refreshing respite from over stuffy and snobby “world class” museums, this museum offers the funk, fuzz, weirdness and wonder that a truly interesting institution can offer. I’m thankful for those in charge for their creativity, care, insight, and ability to offer the public a truly interesting experience. And by the way, it is free to residents of St. Augustine.
  • Such amazing history and interesting collections. I even hired an artist in the hallway for snipped paper silhouette of my daughter - helping support local artists. Lovely time!

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