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Press Release: St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum Partners with Farm Share

2020-07-22T13:53:42-04:00July 21st, 2020|

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is proud to partner with Farm Share in hosting an event for St Johns County residents that will provide food to individuals and families in need on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. We will be distributing 42,000 pounds of food through drive-thru distribution in the parking lot of the Ponce de Leon Mall in front of Belk Department Store beginning at 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. To adhere [...]

May 9: The 2nd Annual St. Augustine Brewers’ Fest will benefit the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2020-02-26T15:49:51-05:00February 26th, 2020|

Unlimited beer tastings from 30 craft breweries will be the highlight of the second annual St. Augustine Brewers’ Festival, held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine. Each ticketholder will receive a commemorative 6-ounce tasting glass. Tickets are available starting March 1 at stabrewersfest.com Admission is $40 in advance, and $45 the day of the event. There is limited on-site parking. VIP tickets are available for $100 each and [...]

13 Full Moons in 2020: Experience Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours and Sunset Moonrise events

2020-01-10T11:03:25-05:00January 10th, 2020|

WOLF MOON ECLIPSE! A penumbral lunar eclipse, also called a Wolf Moon Eclipse, will take place starting on Friday, January 10. Guests on the Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours this weekend (January 10-12) at the St. Augustine Lighthouse will get a view of this beautiful full moon! Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Sunset Moonrise events are held only once [...]

Jan. 21 & Jan. 31: Maritime Archaeologist Chuck Meide to be featured speaker

2020-01-06T14:33:03-05:00January 3rd, 2020|

January 21 - GTM Research Reserve at Marineland Archaeologist Chuck Meide Archaeologist Chuck Meide, with the Lighthouse Maritime Archaeological Program at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, will be the featured speaker from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at  the GTM Research Reserve field office in the town of Marineland at 9741 Oceanshore Blvd, just south of Marineland Dolphin Adventure, on the west side of the road. The speaker [...]

2020 Lighthouse Night Fest on February 29!

2020-01-02T17:06:32-05:00January 2nd, 2020|

Join us on Saturday, February 29 from 4 to 8 PM for the annual Lighthouse Night Fest. This special day commemorates the re-lighting of our 1874 St. Augustine Lighthouse after a massive restoration project led by the The Junior Service League of St. Augustine. Sign-up to participate in the Junior Service League's Lighthouse Annual 5K & Fun Run and then join us after the race for a free open house until 8 PM. 5k signup [...]

Members-Only Event: Museum Movie Night on January 16

2020-01-16T15:26:31-05:00January 2nd, 2020|

MUSEUM MOVIE NIGHT for Museum Members SPONSORED BY Supercuts - Seabridge Square & Supercuts Anastasia Plaza Captain January JANUARY 16, 2020 7-9 p.m. Join us for a movie on the front lawn! Captain January - Shirley Temple is a shipwrecked orphan girl growing up with a gentle lighthouse keeper named Captain January (Guy Kibbee). Become a member: staugustinelighthouse.org/get-involved/museum-difference-makers/memberships/

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 [...]

Aug. 17-18: International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

2019-08-12T13:25:09-04:00August 12th, 2019|

St. Augustine Amateur Radio Society will be on site with HAM Radios ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will join 400+ lighthouses from throughout the world for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) from August 17-18, with support from members of the St. Augustine Amateur Radio Society (SAARS) on the grounds of the nonprofit Museum throughout the weekend. Members of SAARS will operate the HAM radios and communicate with lighthouses [...]

National Lighthouse Day celebrated August 7 at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2019-08-05T15:26:56-04:00August 5th, 2019|

Alexander Hamilton was first Supervisor of all U.S. lighthouses Long before the days of GPS, lighthouses played an integral role in keeping sailors safe on the water. There was no Siri to tell them where to go, so they simply had to fully rely on their wits … and lighthouses. The first St. Augustine Lighthouse, called the Spanish Watchtower, which become Florida's first lighthouse in 1824. This tower fell into the ocean in 1880, six [...]

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