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.
Nights of Lights at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
Wednesday, December 4th (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
The echoes of holiday carols and glow of over 1,000 candles will bring out the holiday spirit in everyone at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s annual Luminary Night celebration. Admission is free to everyone as a “Thank You” for another year of support for the maritime preservation and educational programs at the lighthouse.
Luminary Night features local high school choirs performing holiday favorites, hot apple cider, homemade fudge, a bake sale, holiday arts and crafts, nautical themed Christmas tree and—of course—Santa Claus! Visitors can also climb the lighthouse tower and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Nation’s Oldest City washed in a white glow for “Nights of Lights.”
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.
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.
Lighthouse Guild Bus Trip
Feb. 19th (All day)
Explore the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and enjoy a cruise on the Halifax River during this day trip with the Lighthouse Guild. The luxury coach will depart from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum at 8:00 a.m. for a day-long adventure. Tickets are $84 for members, $94 for non-members. To reserve your spot, click here or call Dennis Kirk (904) 829-0745.