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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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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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Worth the 177 steps

The view from the top is worth the 177 steps. $6 per person is a bit much for what is offered. But glad we stopped when leaving the Air Museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view from the top is worth the 177 steps. $6 per person is a bit much for what is offered. But glad we stopped when leaving the Air Museum.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend visiting if you're in the area. The lighthouse is beautiful, and there's also a museum attached and a nice gift shop. The climb up the lighthouse is long so be aware of that. There were many visitors struggling because they were afraid of heights or were having problems with their kids. Right now there's some nice Christmas... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This lighthouse has a great, unique stairwell. The museum and gift shop is quaint and cute. They have the Christmas decorations out and it was very pretty. We enjoyed the climb and the view.

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Clover, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful lighthouse with well maintained grounds, museum and gift shop. Hard lighthouse to climb. Hand rails on one side only and no platforms. But well worth the climb. While at the top we got to experience the Navy jets training and flying around the lighthouse. Watching them land and take off again. It was amazing.

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Ocqueoc, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a light house keeper in the 60's and now that I am 70 i'm glad I don't have to climb the stairs at this place. i do enjoy just seeing what is close to the ground The view of the water and the air field must be spectacular for the lens room.

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Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love lighthouses, this is a must stop. Small but beautiful lighthouse. Can climb to the top. Definitely worth the stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views await you at the top after you climb 177 steep steps up to the top of the lighthouse. Wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your camera. Also, be aware that there is a height restriction imposed by the Coast Guard of 48". That means children wi nit be allowed to climb the lighthouse if they are under 48".... More 

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Eufaula, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the walk to the top. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes, and don't be afraid of getting winded. I walk 3 miles a day and I still had to take a break! Word of caution: be aware this is on the military base and if you carry a firearm you will not be allowed to enter!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This time of the year it is open till 5:30 . You can go up and see the sunset. Our trip was worth climbing the stairs to see the beautiful view. You will see the gulf towards Fort Pickens and other side the Blue Angel flying field, Pensacola, Perdido Key, Orange Beach and Alabama.The guide employee told us on some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very small. If you have been to lighthouse museums, you'll breeze through. the attraction is climbing the lighthouse. Be prepared for a long, spirally climb. The view is worth it.

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