Upcoming Events at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
Exciting events happen every day at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum! Below is a short list of events that occur on the grounds every week, be sure to check them out during your next visit.
Daily (Schedules vary by tour)
Gain access to areas normally off limits to the public by taking one of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s guided tours. Tours include access to areas that are not open to the public, including the artifact conservation lab where lighthouse archaeologists are working to preserve historical pieces recovered from shipwrecks off the St. Augustine coast.
Tuesday – Thursday (Mornings)
Three mornings a week, volunteer craftsmen are on-site building traditional wooden boats. Using an old steamer box to soften the wood, each board is carefully molded into the keel, ribs and planking of a functioning vessel. Once a year, a completed boat is auctioned off to raise money for the maritime preservation and educational programs at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Afternoons)
In the north corner of the Keepers’ Museum gallery a trio of talented model shipbuilders are carefully completing a replica of the HMS Victory that was donated to the lighthouse. From the 3,000 dime-size copper plates on the hull to the cannon harnesses on the deck, the builders have spared no detail in their work. Stop by to see the work in progress and learn more about maritime history during your next visit.
March 1, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate 140 years of light at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum's annual Night Fest. In partnership with the Junior Service League's Lighthouse 5k Run, this special event is a great night of fun for the whole family! Admission to the lighthouse is free from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Explore the light station grounds, climb the 140 ft. tall lighthouse tower and discover maritime history inside the Victorian-era keepers' house. Kids will love the face painting, temporary tattoos and other free activities. Snacks, sodas and beer will also be available for purchase in the lighthouse courtyard. Come out for the race and stay for the celebration!
Navigating with Lighthouses: Schooner Freedom Sailing Adventure
Beginning March 11th, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will be offering a monthly tour, "Navigating Lighthouses by Sail" in conjunction with the tall ship Schooner Freedom. Set sail from the St. Augustine City Marina and let a lighthouse educator share the stories of ancient sailors and how they used lighthouses to guide their way. There is no set sailing path, the Schooner crew goes with the wind, which leads to a different journey every time. Complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine are included, passengers may bring snacks or a picnic. After your sail, visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum to complete your journey. Tickets are $50 per person and include sail and admission to the lighthouse and museum. Click here to purchase your tickets today!
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, all of the historic preservation work, maritime research and educational programming conducted by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum wouldn’t be possible without the support of visitors, donors and community members. The Tower Club and Lighthouse Guild are both dedicated groups of supporters who frequently host events to raise funds for maritime preservation and educational programs at the lighthouse.
January, February, August & September 2014
Dive into maritime history during the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s annual celebration series featuring the cultural influences of the Nation’s Oldest PortSM. Each event features two days of tours and special events at the lighthouse. Come join us for a weekend of fun and discover almost 450 years of St. Augustine maritime history.
Nights of Lights at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
December 1st - January 1st