St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

81 Lighthouse Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 32080 - United States



Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Climb 219 steps to the top of the 165-foot tower for a breathtaking view of historic downtown St. Augustine, the beaches, and the nation’s oldest port. Discover St. Augustine’s rich maritime history at the site of Florida’s first lighthouse. Explore exhibits in the restored Keepers’ House about the lives of the Lighthouse keepers and their families, and shipwreck discoveries made off the coast of St. Augustine. Also on site, a WWII US Coast Guard Barracks, Behind the Scenes Tours, a Maritime Hammock Scavenger Hunt, an archaeology lab, and a View from the Top video (for those won't don't climb the Lighthouse) in the Maritime Education Center. For little ones: A shipyard playground and hands-on activities throughout the exhibits and grounds. Don’t forget to shop in the museum store for unique lighthouse and maritime gifts.


Wrecked! The Story of a Revolutionary War Shipwreck
At Home with the Harns
Legends of the Light

- Self-Guided St. Augustine Light Station Tour
- Behind the Scenes tour
- Keepers’ Office
- Northeast Florida Shrimping: Foundation of a Global Enterprise
- Maritime Hammock Nature Trails
- Archaeology Lab
- US Coast Guard Barracks from WWII


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