Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508 - United States





Please reach out to us closer to Museum Day to make sure we are back open to the general public. Currently only able to receive guests with Department of Defense-issued identification that allows them access to NAS Pensacola. Individuals without such identification will not be granted access to the base through either gate. We hope this is lifted by April 4th!

Built in 1859, the Pensacola Lighthouse is located on board Naval Air Station Pensacola. The original Keeper’s Quarters serves as the venue for our Maritime Museum, which houses artifacts representing the history of both the lighthouse and the Pensacola community.

The top of our lighthouse tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three historic forts, the skyline of Pensacola, and the historic Navy Yard.

Stop by and climb into history!


We host a number of exhibits relating to the history of the lighthouse, maritime history, Coast Guard history, lighthouse illumination, and more. Admission also includes a climb up the historic lighthouse tower - 15 stories off the ground!

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