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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
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed the museum and the exhibit of Dressing Down. The gowns on display were beautiful. The building is gorgeous. We ate lunch in the cafe. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Thank Diane Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in here during our visit to St Augustine basically to see the exhibit of Downton Abbey. It was fascinating and we really enjoyed our visit. If you have the time this place has a lot of history and is really interesting.

Thank konakai2008
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous old museum with interesting exhibits. Circa 1888-1920's. Cool pool that is now a restaurant. When we went they had the Downton Abbey collection there. It was interesting although I had no idea who the characters were because I've never seen the show. My wife...More

Thank Ghowd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is beautiful inside and out in the lovely courtyard. The Downton Abbey exhibit was a walk down memory lane. The costumes were exquisite set in period surroundings. The carved furniture was amazing. Well worth a visit.

Thank hulasuz
Reviewed 5 days ago

We live close to St. Augustine but have never been to the Lightner Museum. We went today to see the Downton Abbey Collection and couldn't believe that this gorgeous place has been here and we have never seen it before today. Incredible furniture, exhibits, helpful...More

Thank ms5200
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had some time to kill before a tour we had booked and decided to check out the museum. I love the building and the architecture. The exhibit at the time was “Dressing Downton”. The costumes from the show fit beautifully with the museums collection...More

Thank dawnwetzel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful building. Historic, with much history involved here. There is currently a Downtown Abbey exhibit which is very well done. Used to be the world's largest indoor pool, pretty cool. It is a must see, which I would high recommend, and will return.

1  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited the museum many times and always enjoy the collections as well as the architecture of the building. It is amazing that it was once a posh hotel.

Thank bgmatt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to the Lightner museum again! I try to get there so I can hear and see the music box demo! 11:00 and Or 2:00! It is my favorite part of the museum! I learned a lot about Mr Lightner! He was a collector of...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By pure luck we came to town when this exhibit was being shown and we truly enjoyed it. The museum is beautiful, has a beautiful cafe inside as well as a bistro. It was a great visit.

Thank Mabelissa A
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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.