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The Lightner Museum

75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386
+1 904-824-2874
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Exhibit now running thru Jan 7th 2018. Exhibit has timed entries. It's a good thing to not over crowd. General admission 19.99, seniors 14.99. Children prices also. Curator here made wonderful decision to showcase the touring costumes from the Downton Abbey series in room sections....More

Thank jillyfish1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really pretty grounds. We did not take a tour of the museum, but we did walk the grounds. It also houses the city hall and other government offices.

Thank Kdub74
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the Dressing Downton exhibit this weekend and it was amazing. The costumes from the show were beautiful and each one featured a placard giving information about how it was made, or how it would have been used in the time period of the show....More

1  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We made a special trip to visit the Dressing Downton exhibition. It was well worth the trip. The atmosphere was just perfect. The museum could've had better direction within the museum to get to the exhibition, but we obviously found it. The museum itself had...More

Thank 4Jackson2c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lightner Museum has a grand appearance when you first come upon it. We had the good fortune to speak with the Assistant Curator who was very knowledgeable and pleasant. One fun fact about the Lightner, is that the location also serves as the City...More

1  Thank GG718
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned to visit here on our vacation, but got a huge bonus with the costume collection. We loved the show, and the presentation here was first rate, with a good deal of history included. The best part of the day we're the pictures and...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has m multiple levels, each catering to a theme. Downstairs the marble busts, Florida history and st Augustine particularly are set out for either a leisurely stroll or quick highlights. The temperature in the building was especially refreshing after a hot day outside....More

2  Thank mick L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the limited engagement of Dressing Downton. Fashions from Downton Abbey on display. Delightful. The courtyard at the Lightner is so beautiful and peaceful.

2  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went specifically for the Dressing Downton exhibition which was absolutely wonderful, but we also saw the rest of the museum. Great number of collections that were very interesting. Definitely would like to go back again with a bit more time to look at things...More

1  Thank SilverCircleTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, I was pretty much museumed out by the time we got here, so I didn't appreciate it as much as I should have. I compensated for that in my rating. It's a really exquisite collection of things, and I highly recommend you...More

1  Thank Daniel34373
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Katie M
2 May 2017|
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Response from Kjfivefour26 | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon! If you attend the music box presentation, it is approximately 45 minutes. You could easily spend 3 hours there looking at all the collections and seeing the music boxes. We did the 11am music box... More
6 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it there are tons of antiques and easily breakable items all around.
Kristina S
15 July 2016|
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Response from travelin_man576 | Reviewed this property |
My kids loved it! I have three girls 9, 11 and 14. They all thought it was pretty cool. It's really an eclectic collection. I think much younger than 9, might not be into it though.