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December 4: Luminary Night welcomes the community to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum during the holiday season

2019-11-04T14:41:09-05:00November 4th, 2019|

Luminary Night is an annual tradition hosted by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, the Museum grounds will open for an evening community celebration for all ages. More than 2,000 luminaries are displayed throughout the grounds and on the streets surrounding this historic landmark, creating a magical holiday experience. Lights and holiday décor also adorn the 1876 Keepers’ House and other historic buildings on the property. [...]

Veterans Receive Free Admission on Veterans Day

2019-10-22T13:39:59-04:00October 22nd, 2019|

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will offer FREE admission for US Military Veterans on Veterans Day; Monday, November 11. Museum hours are 9 AM to 6 PM. Immediate family members of Veterans will receive 10 percent off admission. Free admission is also available for active military and their immediate family on Veterans Day and all year long. St. Johns County Residents pay once and can visit for a full calendar year, or can [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum celebrates the 145th Anniversary of the Historic Tower

2019-10-10T09:53:16-04:00October 10th, 2019|

St. Johns County residents receive free admission on October 15 with code JSL The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum celebrates 145 years of maritime history in the current historic, lighthouse tower. The second lighthouse at St. Augustine was built from 1871 to 1874 and topped by the first-order Fresnel lens from Paris, France. The first lighting was by Keeper William Russell on October 15, 1874. “The tower stands testament to a maritime heritage that [...]

Sunken history: Ponte Vedra Beach shipwreck presents snapshot of centuries-old maritime customs

2019-09-09T09:51:56-04:00September 9th, 2019|

From The St. Augustine Record By Colleen Jones Brendan Burke has been studying shipwrecks for years — dozens of them in different pieces and conditions. Archaeologist Brendan Burke will speak about wooden shipwrecks at 7 p.m. September 12, 2019 at Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. But when a shipwrecked hull, the ribs of its frame almost fully intact, washed ashore south of Ponte Vedra Beach in late-March 2018, Burke had the chance to study a historical [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum closed due to Mandatory Evacation Order

2019-09-01T15:17:42-04:00September 1st, 2019|

St. Johns County to Open Evacuation Shelters and Issue Mandatory Evacuation for Zones A and B St. Johns County, Fl – Due to intensified conditions of Hurricane Dorian, St. Johns County has issued mandatory evacuation orders effective for 8 a.m. on Monday, September 2 for Evacuation Zones A and B, which includes the entire City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, and those living on waterfront property or in flood-prone areas. The [...]

Sept. 4: New Ghost Hunters episode at the St. Augustine Lighthouse airs on A&E

2019-08-27T12:31:00-04:00August 27th, 2019|

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – They’re back! Attention Ghost Hunter fans: Third time’s a charm! The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will be featured at 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 4 on A&E in a new episode of Ghost Hunters called “Return to St. Augustine.” Prior to 2019, the original Ghost Hunters (TAPS, The Atlantic Paranormal Society), filmed at the St. Augustine Lighthouse in 2006 and 2008. From the A&E website: “Grant (Wilson) returns to the [...]

Handcrafted wooden strip kayak offered through silent auction

2019-08-20T15:21:46-04:00August 20th, 2019|

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The nonprofit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is offering a handcrafted wooden kayak to the community through a silent auction. Created by volunteers in Heritage Boatworks, the kayak is made from strips of red cedar, mahogany and cypress coated with fiberglass. Heritage Boatworks volunteers working on the strip kayak. This unique design features the St. Augustine Lighthouse spelled out in in Morse code which runs along one side, made from [...]

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