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 [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum selected as beneficiary of Winn Dixie Community Bag Program

2019-07-02T13:39:39-04:00July 2nd, 2019|

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum celebrates selection as a Winn Dixie Community Bag Program Beneficiary in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. The nonprofit Museum has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the month of July 2019. The Winn Dixie Community Bag Program, which launched in February 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live [...]

Museum will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

2019-05-17T13:10:14-04:00May 17th, 2019|

ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE & MARITIME MUSEUM TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS ST. AUGUSTINE, FL  – The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, launching on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, [...]

Ghost Tour Experience: ‘Each floor held new secrets about the history of the Keepers’ House.’

2018-11-08T09:29:04-05:00November 8th, 2018|

The St. Augustine Lighthouse shown on October 31, 2018 during a Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour. Photo by Jayda Barnes By Jayda Barnes, Flagler College student The first thing I noticed about the Dark of the Moon Tour was that it was, indeed, very dark. The chill in the air may have been due to the setting sun or the spookiness of Halloween night. The Museum grounds, usually bright with sunlight, faded into the [...]

Archaeologist Brendan Burke speaks about Maritime Traditions in Tarpon Springs

2018-09-21T13:10:06-04:00September 21st, 2018|

On September 20, the City of Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum opened a new exhibit on Greek Maritime Traditions at their beautiful facility located on the banks of Springs Bayou, a true Florida gem. Brendan Burke, Associate Director of Archaeology for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum was asked to provide a keynote presentation on Greek boat building impacts throughout Florida to open the exhibit.   The City of Tarpon Springs and Brendan Burke, guest [...]

Full Sturgeon Moon this weekend

2018-08-24T10:10:34-04:00August 24th, 2018|

Climb to the top of the Lighthouse AT NIGHT by the glow of lanterns... and the FULL MOON! Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours this week: 8:30-10:30 PM Friday, August 24 8:30-10:30 PM Saturday, August 25 9:30-11:30 PM Sunday, August 26 (Full Sturgeon Moon - read description below!) TICKETS & UPCOMING DATES: staugustinelighthouse.org More about the Full Sturgeon Moon from mlive.com   This weekend's moon is summer's last big show of the season, with the Sturgeon Moon set to become officially full just before 8 [...]

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