Lightner Museum

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75 King St, St Augustine, FL 32084 75 King St, St Augustine Directions
+19048242874
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Report | 13 hours ago
They have a music instrument program where they actually play old music instruments like the nickelodeon twice a day..very interesting The people there are very knowledgeable and friendly! The building itself, besides the contents.... lovely.
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Report | 22 days ago
This is a must see when your in Saint Augustine! Not only is the building itself rich with history, but all the various collections are fun to look at from everyday items, large stuffed animals, and inventions!
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Report | 23 days ago
Very interesting museum!
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Report | a month ago
Be sure you have plenty of time to spend here. They do a music demonstration each day at 11 and 2.
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Report | a month ago
Lunch at the cafe is 11-3pm. Hot there too late for that but it smelled really good.
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Report | 2 months ago
Spend the day and check everything out. There is so much to see and do and very well worth it.
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Report | 3 months ago
Have plenty of time for touring around. And have really good shoes on. The floors are uneven and wood is buckling.. Very great place to visit. Lots of interesting artifacts.
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Report | 3 months ago
Allow a few hours. Be sure to hear the instruments play in the Music room at 11:00 or 2:00.
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Report | 4 months ago
Beautiful place to go and see.
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Report | 5 months ago
Spend the day there and have lunch! Its worth it
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With an in-depth collection of Victorian-era art and artifacts, Lightner Museum could find no better setting to house its works than the former Alcazar Hotel, built in 1887. Relics cover three floors of the intricately architected building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designed in Spanish-Renaissance style by the visionaries behind the New York Public Library. Inside the magnificent lobby, whitewashed pillars connect high ceilings bordered by intricate plastered molds with amaranthine-hued mosaic floors.

Wander into the Science and Industry room for views of a taxidermied crocodile suspended from the ceiling, mingling among cases filled with statuettes and antique globes. Moving into neighboring galleries, a carved and gilded neoclassical rocking chair and colorful, mosaic-like Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps provide insight into the daily lives of Victorian citizens. Other 19th-century paintings and statues showcase the era's artistic inspiration as well as its curious fashions, such as wearing Santa Claus hats year-round.

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