St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., St. Augustine

4.6
Located next to the impressive 50 m (165 ft) lighthouse at the oldest port in America, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. 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. See St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and all St. Augustine has to offer by arranging your trip with our St. Augustine trip planner.
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  • As a group of four and being in the area for a fun trip this was of course a to do! Especially with COVID being an issue everything was clean and safe. Hand sanitizer everywhere which we appreciate...  more »
  • Very informative and educational. Nice walk to the top of Light House... Nice giftshop. Snacks and drinks available.  more »
  • Cool place to see.The climb up the stairs of the lighthouse could be daunting for some. Due to COVID they were limiting access in terms of people coming down or up so that it was not crowded. You...  more »
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  • I love this place! I’ve been going every year for awhile now and i’m so glad i do. It’s so exciting to learn about the history of this lighthouse and the atmosphere is very inviting. The city it’s self is the oldest in the United States and i love the fact that it still has many of its original buildings still up... like this lighthouse. Of course the climb is hard and tough (217 steps) but there are stops where you can take a breather and rest a little before making your way up. It’s so worth it when you get to the top and the view is breathtaking! Be careful because there is wasps up there but if you don’t mess with them they won’t mess with you. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone who loves history!
  • I loved the view from the top. The 219 steps are rather exhausting. But I'm fat so...you know. There was a volunteer guide at the top who answered a few questions. I will warn that there are wasps up there but they don't sting. They're just attracted to the red of the lighthouse. The other sites were closed by the time I got there but it was still fun to see the old homes and such. Would go again. Id go earlier to see more.
  • Very nice park and museums. The keepers house was really neat. The grounds are clean and well maintained. The lighthouse is super cool and it really fun to climb up! Beautiful views of Anastasia Island from the top. $13 is a little too much for something that takes about and hour to get through, feel like $8-9 would be a more appropriate price.
  • Me and my best friend went for a haunted tour and had the best time. The guides were great and very informed. They had some great stories! I highly recommend a workout before trying to climb the 219 steps to the top! But I somehow made it and the veiw was simply amazing! We plan on doing the more private tour in Oct! I cant wait!
  • A great, old lighthouse! 217 steps up a stable staircase affords you decent views of St. Augustine and its environs. The museum seems rather geared toward the kiddos, but was well done. Highly recommend especially if you don't have a fear of heights!!

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