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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

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Address: 2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508-5403
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+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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This is a beautiful lighthouse, but I have to admit, I made it up those stairs by sheer stubbornness. Those steep stairs are not for people with a fear of heights. When I had to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful lighthouse, but I have to admit, I made it up those stairs by sheer stubbornness. Those steep stairs are not for people with a fear of heights. When I had to let go of the rail for people coming down I thought I would faint. It is worth it though! The view is amazing! I have... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped to see the lighthouse again. I been there several times before. It gets better with each trip. Great history point of interest.

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Washington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lighthouse here at Pensacola was beautiful. We managed to climb to the top and what a view! The Blue Angels are stationed at the base there and we got to see them fly nearby! Awesome views! Go on a clear day to enjoy the views!

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Freeport, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This little side trip would have been great, had I not injured my back and was thus unable to climb the 177 or so steps, but the museum was a bigger disappointment. Not much to see there, but still well worth the stop for more able bodied. Be sure you ask for any applicable discounts! Clerk in souvenir shop was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Lighthouse is very interesting and caan be a great climb up the steps to the top. Need to be in shape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth the time and money to visit. You can climb all the way to the top and enjoy the view. There is no time pressure so you can browse at your leisure. There is also a house to walk through that is very simple. It gives you an idea how the lighthouse keepers lived.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently you need to be at least 44" to climb the light house steps. The employee suggested that we trade off with the kids and my wife and I can go up one at a time. Don't bother if you have kids.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A most enjoyable visit. It was easy to get to on the west side of the Naval base. Be sure and go to the 2nd floor in the main building. There is a 40's street which is so authentic Some of the store fronts are from Pensacola and others just generic. Be sure & see the movie "hidden (sunken) treasures".... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a climb but well worth the effort. Once at the top it's a beautiful view. Enjoyed our visit very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house museum is only OK, but the views from top of the light House make the entry fee well worth it! Come when the Blue Angels are training and you might get an extra show.

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