Lightner Museum, Saint Augustine, Florida
75 King Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32085| Map |
Packed with beautiful Victorian-era musical instruments, clothing, home furnishings, Tiffany lamps and artwork, the Lightner Museum is a lovely ode to America’s Gilded Age. Although definitely not for toddlers and rambunctious little ones, the Lightner Museum is a hit with parents and older children with an interest in history. Housed in the Spanish Renaissance-style Hotel Alcazar building, which itself was built in 1887, the museum was opened by wealthy Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner in 1948. He gifted his entire collection to the city of St. Augustine, and the Lightner Museum quickly found recognition on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Lightner Museum contains more than 20,000 items from the past century including toys, miniatures, sea shells, animal trophies, paintings and many other treasures. Located in the lovely downtown area, the museum also features the decadent Cafe Alcazar. Younger visitors especially will get a kick out of dining in this former indoor swimming pool.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The entire Lightner Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Address: 75 King Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32085| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day More Info
Price: Adults: $10; Children (12-18): $5; Children under 11: Free; College Students(w/ID): $5; Active Military(w/ID): $6 More Info