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“One of America’s Most Haunted Lighthouses”

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
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US$21.99*
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Civil War Tour of Pensacola
Ranked #9 of 69 things to do in Pensacola
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola. The tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Bay, 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. *To access NAS Pensacola, civilian guests must use the West Gate on Blue Angel Parkway*
Reviewed 30 July 2010

Find basic info here: http://www.pensacolalighthouse.org/ Read the safety guidelines!
I didn’t read and retain, and because I was wearing flip-flops, I had to climb the 177 steps barefoot—EWWW. Sandals with straps in the back are allowed. I understand the reason; too bad my sandals were back in the hotel room. You just leave your shoes at the bottom of the steps and start climbing. Others who arrived with children below the minimum height were disappointed, too.
“The Coast Guard still owns and operates the light itself as an active aid to navigation.”
Parking space is under the trees, and admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for children. There is an appropriate emphasis on history and restoration, and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A small gift shop offers souvenirs, including a free sticker if you make it to the top. An episode of TV’s “Ghost Hunters” filmed there was playing on a monitor but we never did see their report at the end! I’ve climbed other, taller, lighthouses in Florida but I felt extra cautious and really favored the handrail this time–was this a growing irrational fear, or because I was barefoot, or was something paranormal going on??

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