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Lightner Museum: Tours & Tickets

Open 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
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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum with unique history that really shows off the wealth of yesteryear. The face that the entire ground floor was an indoor pool is amazing and you can explore the entirety of the structure. Very nice and worth the price of admission!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wcturnjr
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum building was once a hotel for the very wealthy and has beautiful interiors, but we found the museum collection disappointing. It is an odd collection of items, one rich man's purchases with no theme or reason for it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GeorgiaTravelers51
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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Aspenhotsauce
27 February 2019|
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Response from Alanmflys | Reviewed this property |
YES. Strollers are allowed.
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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
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Response from Discover282110 | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
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