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The Lightner Museum

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Address: 75 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4386
Phone Number: +1 904-824-2874
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Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items...

Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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A great place to visit to see Lightner's collections of many things. Done tastefully, and laid out well on four floors, which you see in a little over an hour or so. Well worth... read more

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to visit to see Lightner's collections of many things. Done tastefully, and laid out well on four floors, which you see in a little over an hour or so. Well worth it. Great piece of history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Lightner Museum on a rainy morning. Thoroughly worth the visit. Such a beautiful collection of art, furniture and other objects from the 1900's. Also, enjoyed antique music player machines which was enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone interested in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing collection of collections. My husband was fascinated by the old musical instruments. Don't miss the talk and demo. We had lunch in the swimming pool. Nice. Don't miss

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We toured the museum and viewed alot of excellent art pieces. The music room with lots of old musical instruments was interesting

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an absolutely fantastic museum. It is the old Alcazar Flagler Hotel built as the sister hotel to the Ponce De Leon Hotel across the street which is now Flagler College. Otto Lightner purchased the building in the 1940s after being vacant for 14 years due to the stock market crash. You can still see the Russian and Turkish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible eclectic mixture of gilded age collectibles in a historic building. Mind boggling stuff and exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide was excellent she made it very enjoyable and answered everyone's questions without any trouble. The rooms we saw were spectacular. If you go when school is out you get to see a little bit more of the building.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After Henry Flagler's spectacular historic resort Alcazar closed, Lightner picked it up as a place to warehouse his collection of collections. City leaders subsequently rented space in the building as their City Hall and convinced him to open the remainder as the Lightner museum. I was as interested in the building as in his collections. They had restored the wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very impressed by the massive collection of art as well as the architecture of the Lightner Museum. Furthermore, it is decorated for the holidays and is a feature attraction in the Old City Festival of Lights. Don't miss visiting Casa Monica next door.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow! learned so much from a ten minute tour of the ballroom. The whole place is nice to see too and so is the musical instrument tour at 11am or 2pm. Don't go if you will miss it.

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