St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

81 Lighthouse Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32080 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Breathtaking views. Incredible history. A must-see Museum! Step up and climb 219 steps to the top of the historic lighthouse to see amazing views of St. Augustine. A navigation tool and landmark since 1874, the Museum offers Nation’s Oldest Port® Demos that are included with the cost of admission. Interactive exhibits include the history of the lighthouse keepers, artifacts from shipwrecks, a conservation lab with working archaeologists, heritage boat building, and WWII US Coast Guard coastal lookout building. A View from the Top video (for those who are unable to climb the Lighthouse) is available 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 the unique lighthouse and maritime gifts.


Featured Exhibits
- 1874 Lighthouse Tower (Self-Guided Tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse)
- Wrecked! The Story of a Revolutionary War Shipwreck
- At Home with the Harns
- Legends of the Light
- Nation's Oldest Port demos
- Northeast Florida Shrimping: Foundation of a Global Enterprise
- Maritime Hammock Nature Trails
- Maritime Education Center with exhibits and hands-on children's activities
- Conservation Lab and PGA Viewing Window
- US Coast Guard Barracks from WWII

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