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Lightner Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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The Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel, built by Henry Flagler in 1888. In 1948 Otto C. Lightner, the Chicago publisher and editor of Hobbies magazine, converted the empty hotel into a museum to contain his vast collection of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
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Reviewed yesterday

Lightner Museum - An Architectural Masterpiece. From the statues to the towers, this place will catch your eye and make you want to learn more. Originally a Hotel, this place was the home to the very first indoor pool (very popular among the wealthy and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank georgejur
Reviewed yesterday

This was perfect for the heavy rains we had that day. Lightner collected a lot of items that didn't seem to make sense why he did but it was good to tour on a gloomy day. Interesting things he had. It's in an old hotel...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ValerieOnLongIsland2
Reviewed 1 week ago

My two teens and I took the tour of Flagler College and then went over to the Lightner Museum. The character/history of the building is so interesting. The collects are cool! I loved having lunch in the 'swimming pool'. Don't miss the music room demo....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kristinesonja
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a weak 4 - good, not very good. Helped by a docent who was more than willing to engage - at great length, and pleasant desk people. Did not do the Degas (not a fan) and the art was otherwise uinremarkable. The 'collections',...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank scott r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this museum. A cornucopia of eclectic items. Was lucky enough to arrive in time for the mechanical music items demo. The whole experience was amazing. The building itself is also beautiful. A magnificent home for a fabulous collection.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Meandmysunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Lightner Museum a few times since moving to North Beach in St. Augustine. Each time we brought out-of-town guests who enjoyed it as much as we did. Perhaps the most interesting visit included the Degas exhibit, which was delightful and unexpected,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PDFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

They were in the process of changing things around but still had a great display. The history of the building was interesting also.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RobertW457
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I did not tour the museum, the Lightener  became  a highlight of my stay in St. Augustine, an oasis from September afternoon heat.  One very hot afternoon I had a lovely late lunch in the Pool Restaurant, featuring a delicious chicken salad with fresh tropical fruit, accompanied...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BostonMALisa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unexpected delight. Spent about 3 hours and ate lunch there which was excellent. An eclectic place. Had a tour by the docent Barry who was a senior curator and highly knowledgeable and charming. Museum downstairs has displays of collections donated by Mr. Lightner. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank docdocdoc6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collections through out are not related to the other. Basically, the owner liked something and bought it. First floor is: Victorian Village - music room - science & industry. Historic pool is now a restaurant and you can see the area the pool was....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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27 February 2019|
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Response from Alanmflys | Reviewed this property |
YES. Strollers are allowed.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Kjfivefour26 | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon! If you attend the music box presentation, it is approximately 45 minutes. You could easily spend 3 hours there looking at all the collections and seeing the music boxes. We did the 11am music box... More
6 September 2016|
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Response from Discover282110 | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.