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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

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Address: 2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
Phone Number:
+1 850-393-1561
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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The Best View in Town!

Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse...

The Best View in Town!

Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters, built in 1869, is home to a museum and a gift shop.

Visit this historic spot in America's First Settlement, established in 1559. Make a day of it and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Barrancas while you're here. Our nature walk takes you to the white sands of beautiful quiet-water beach–a perfect beach for kids. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and stay a while. The Pensacola Lighthouse and museum is open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well.

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History galore! I climbed to the top! This Lighthouse and museum is well cared for and well run. Wonderful events go on here and the view from the top is outstanding. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

History galore! I climbed to the top! This Lighthouse and museum is well cared for and well run. Wonderful events go on here and the view from the top is outstanding. It's well worth the trip to NAS!

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Loma Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our grandchildren. Our granddaughter who was 5 was a little young to climb the lighthouse but our 8 year old grandson loved it. The view from the top was great!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sons and I are fans of lighthouses, and go up in one every chance we get. The view of the gulf was beautiful with sailboats gliding by, and to the rear we could see the Blue Angels planes parked on the tarmac of the airbase. The small museum was interesting, and the gift shop was a good place for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though for what it is, I think the cost is a little much for a family. But is beautifully maintained and has great views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the island and surrounding areas. Saw Fort Pickens from a different view than the day before. Also was fortunate enough to watch The Blue Angels take off, circle around and fly over the lighthouse. Well worth the steps!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just pure awesome. Although my leg is kinda sour due to lack of exercising, it definitely worth the effort!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of steps but it was well worth it. Passing other people on the steps was interesting. Great views of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really neat and inexpensive. It's close to the beach and you'll spend about 1-2 hours there, depending on how slow or fast you walk up the steps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative staff, learned a lot of neat information about lighthouses. Very well kept. Museum was full of artifacts and shows how rooms was sit up back in the day. Walking up inside the light house was neat, look out spots. Loved the view from the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tallest and oldest on the gulf coast. A great place full of history and possibly a ghost or two. The staff are helpful and the museum is well maintained. The view from on top is outstanding. If you're lucky there might be the Blue Angels in sight.

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