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Lightner Museum

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

NIGHT OF LIGHTS_0034Situated in the historic beautiful town of St. Augustine is the non-profit Lightner Museum, located in the former elegant Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Mr. Henry Morrison Flagler. With thousands of restored and preserved items to see, you can have a memorable trip by boat with your fellow passengers.

Lightner Museum is located near St. Augustine’s Municipal Marina, where transient space is available; call 904-825-1026 for reservations.

IMG_0138The range of different items cannot be any more extensive, from old fashioned typewriters, Tiffany glass, beautiful artwork, porcelain, old fashioned furniture, and sculptures to mummies, shrunken heads, and human hair art. If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what museum will.

The elegance of this museum will leave you in awe. Major restoration has been done to the museum since the hotel closed back in 1932. Marble floors, gorgeous architecture, and an elaborate lawn make it perfect for great photos. The swimming pool, which was once inside the hotel, used to be one of the largest.  It now is in the same spot as Cafe Alcazar, where you can grab a bite to eat between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

If you like music, there is also a music room. In this room there are instruments that were created and made between the 1870s and the 1920s. As one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, be sure not to miss out on antique mechanical music demonstrations that are offered daily from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Open daily, hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tours are available by reservation. Admission at time of print is $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for military, and $5.00 for college students and ages five to 18, and children under 12 are free.

Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida. For more information call 904-824-2874 or visit lightnermuseum. org.

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