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 | 25 days 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 months ago
Beautiful place to go and see.
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Report | 3 months ago
Spend the day there and have lunch! Its worth it
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Report | 3 months ago
A lovely little museum! Check out all the nooks and crannies!
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Report | 4 months ago
Awesome place - loved seeing the Tiffany lamp + other glass items.
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Report | 4 months ago
It does have a great collection of antiques. You have to like antiques to appreciate the museum, We did not spend much time in it.
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Report | 4 months ago
Maybe for check in staff to be more friendly with families that have small children.
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Report | 4 months ago
Very interesting ! Are there at alcazar cafe
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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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