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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
+1 850-925-6121
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Get away to nature

I've gone to St Marks several times. The Light House is just a small part of this wildlife... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vic P
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Tallahassee, Florida
A magnificent spot for a sunrise/sunset reflection

I have often visited the St Marks Refuge historic lighthouse at sunrise and sunset finding it the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gladbags
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Florida
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This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've gone to St Marks several times. The Light House is just a small part of this wildlife sanctuary. It is a fairly long drive in that supplies many trails and scenery. There are many avenues that let you be by yourself and not see...More

Thank Vic P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have often visited the St Marks Refuge historic lighthouse at sunrise and sunset finding it the perfect place to gaze at the beauty of morning and evening while reflecting on a variety of subjects. Mainly just the beauty of nature. I have visited many...More

1  Thank gladbags
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beware! This is a totally biased review. I love the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the St. Marks lighthouse. I live and work with my husband in Germany. Every time we come home to Florida, I have to visit the Refuge and Lighthouse. The...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The lighthouse and keepers quarters are nice in an amazing setting next to the sea. But the wildlife - migrating monarch butterflies everywhere with huge groups of american white pelicans soaring in the blue skies above. Our visit was topped off by seeing the bald...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have visited this lighthouse many times over the years. It has been well preserved and is definitely worth a drive to see. The drive there is relaxing and I've always seen wildlife during my trip. I highly recommend a visit to see the lighthouse.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Butterflies everywhere their is a jettie to walk out to with benches Very nice clean ladies restroom

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We love lighthouses. This one is very close to Tallahassee. It now belongs to the Fish and Wildlife Service. The lighthouse could us a bit more maintenance (at least some paint). It was not open in October. We do not know whether it is ever...More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

St Marks Lighthouse is a really nice activity within the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge. It is literally at the end of the trail. Unfortunately, the lighthouse itself is not normally open (still undergoing restoration). But once you get there, there are many other things...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I love this particular lighthouse. You can't climb it. It is still operated by the US Coast Guard and St. Marks. However, you can take the monthly tour of the keeper's house and you're allowed in the base of the tower. Absolutely perfect setting and...More

1  Thank Selkie9
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The is not great nor poor. It is a nice drive to a nice place for a nice walk. The lighthouse is not open.

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oneyearride
9 July 2017|
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Response from smiley3802 | Reviewed this property |
I feel terrible that I am only now seeing your question. Yes, the road to the lighthouse is paved and you can drive all the way to the lighthouse. There was ample parking and a paved area leading up to the lighthouse. Very... More
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Shayla S | Reviewed this property |
The Lighthouse is only open on the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 pm - 4 pm. The refuge is open every day from dusk to dawn. You can call their visitor center to find out the exact times because it changes. (850... More
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