Lightner Museum

By | September 6, 2013

The Lightner Museum is a “treasure” full of “treasures” right in the heart of St. Augustine. Three floors full of beautiful, gilded age relics are on exhibit for all to see.

Lightner Museum
Lighter Museum, St. Augustine FL

The setting for this magnificent exhibit is the old Alcazar Hotel, built in the Spanish style by Henry Flagler in 1888.

The building is impressive with it’s large reflection pool and gardens.

Inside you’ll find an extensive collection that includes objects from daily life in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Everything from the luxurious to the ordinary; costumes, musical instruments, cut glass andstained glass work by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The musical instrument collection has a working orchestrion and a self-playingviolin and piano.

Billed as the “Florida Smithsonian”, there is something of interest for everyone.

On the lower level is the delightful and delicious Café Alcazar which is located in what was once the indoor swimming pool. Browse the museum then head down to the café for a tasty lunch.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Admission: Adults – $8.00
Students and children 12 – 18 yrs – $2.00
Children under 12 – free with adult
Group rates available by reservation

Lightner Museum
75 King St
St Augustine Fl 32084
(904) 824-2874 

Map and Directions 

NOTE: Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the attraction.

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