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 [...]

St. Augustine Brewers Festival donates $9,400 to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2019-06-21T12:18:54-04:00June 21st, 2019|

Organizers of the inaugural St. Augustine Brewers’ Festival presented a donation of $9,421.27 to the nonprofit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. The event was held on Saturday, May 11 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.  In addition to the donation to the lighthouse, Brewers’ Fest organizers also donated $1,000 to Keepers of the Coast, which provided a water refill station during the event. “We are thrilled to be selected as a beneficiary of [...]

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, [...]

Frequently Asked Questions by Lighthouse Visitors

2022-04-04T12:54:33-04:00April 30th, 2019|

Before You Visit Q. Can I climb the lighthouse? A. Yes, weather permitting, you can walk out on the observation deck and look into the lens room. For their safety, children must be at least 44 inches tall to climb. Q. Are there any restrictions to climbing? A. You must be at least 44 inches tall to go up to the top of the lighthouse. Children who are not tall enough to climb get in [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum open during government shutdown

2018-12-27T10:13:11-05:00December 27th, 2018|

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, a private nonprofit, is open for guests during the government shutdown. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours also are available each Friday through Sunday. For ticket and tour details, go to staugustinelighthouse.org or call 904-829-0745. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is not government owned. In 1998 the Museum was separately [...]

Exhibit designer for Wrecked! wins Design Excellence Award  

2018-09-28T11:58:48-04:00September 28th, 2018|

The WRECKED! exhibit at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum won first place in the Education category from the American Society of Interior Designers. The nomination was submitted by Museum partners Peter and Sharon Exley of Architecture is Fun. With inspiration and guidance from Museum staff and volunteers, they designed an exhibit that combines art, interactive experiences and traditional museum displays. Highlights include a recreation of an undulating sea floor and “floating ships” in [...]

What ‘shoe’ don’t know about archaeological shoe fragments 

2018-08-07T14:59:11-04:00August 7th, 2018|

These shoe buckles are on view in the Conservation Lab at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. By Elise Carroll Assistant Archaeological Conservator Many significant pieces of history are often over looked because of the regularity of the items occurring. Bright, shiny, seemingly significant objects, such as cannon and coins take center stage, while mundane utilitarian items are often overlooked because of their everyday use. Unsurprisingly, many of the archaeological sites we [...]

IN THE NEWS: Recent blogs that feature the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2018-07-27T11:44:02-04:00July 27th, 2018|

  https://adventuresofmom.com/top-things-to-do-in-st-augustine-for-families/ https://thecreativesahm.com/2018/08/14/st-augustine-florida-a-historical-gem/ Must-Visit Florida Lighthouses for a Date Day Trip Orlando Date Night Guide https://www.orlandodatenightguide.com/2018/07/florida-lighthouses-near-orlando/ Things to do in St. Augustine: A Look at Florida's Historic Coast Daily Dream 360 https://www.dailydream360.com/things-to-do-in-st-augustine-a-look-at-floridas-historic-coast/#Hilton_St_Augustine St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum by Night Simply St. Augustine http://www.simplystaugustine.com/historic-st-augustine/st-augustine-lighthouse-and-maritime-museum-by-night/ Florida bucket list: 20 things you have to do in the Sunshine State Detroit Free Press https://ux.freep.com/story/travel/destinations/2018/07/16/florida-attractions-things-do/785157002/ A Day Trip in St. Augustine, Florida: 8 Things To Do and Eat The Travelling [...]

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