St Augustine: St. Augustine Lighthouse Florida

St. Augustine Lighthouse Florida


One of the most recognizable and most visited St Augustine Florida Attractions is the St. Augustine Lighthouse. This significant structure lies on the northern end of Anastasia Island and took three years to build. It was erected in 1874 and it replaced the original St. Augustine Lighthouse which fell into the ocean more than 500 yards off the coast in 1880. Today, it is St. Augustine's oldest surviving brick structure. Rising more than 165 feet above sea level, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is one of the Old City's most historic and noticeable structures, and it has been featured on numerous travel shows as well as the hit sci-fi show, Ghost Hunters.

Tour the St. Augustine Lighthouse Florida and see the magnificent view atop the 219 step tower observation deck. The lighthouse has no elevator, so you must climb the 219 steps to see the top view. Tours of the St. Augustine Lighthouse generally last about an hour and include a visit to the lighthouse keeper's suites and the St. Augustine Lighthouse museum which showcases artifacts from some of the Old City's different eras. In addition to the regular St. Augustine Lighthouse tours, the lighthouse also offers a different kind of experience during its night, Dark of the Moon tour. The lighthouse and its buildings have a noted history of paranormal activity as the daughter of one of the old lighthouse keeper's died suddenly in a horrific accident during the construction of the current structure. The lighthouse does close during inclement weather, check with the observation deck at 904-829-0745 if you are unsure. The last ticket to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse tower is sold at 5:45 pm and the site closes at 6:00 pm. During the month of July and on many popular holidays, the St. Augustine Lighthouse stays open until 7:00 pm, and the last ticket is sold at 6:45 pm. Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is closed.

Our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the historic Old City on Charlotte Street. Located within blocks of the waterfront and all of the great St Augustine Florida Attractions, our Bed and Breakfast St. Augustine Florida is noted for its unique rooms, named for some key figures associated with the Old City. Stay in our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast and enjoy luxurious accommodations in rooms such as Henry Flager's Verandah, Mary Lily's (named for Flagler' s last wife), Diamond Lil's, and Maria Andreu's Haven, after Maria Mestra de los Dolores-Andreu, who served as the original lighthouse's keeper after her husband, Joseph J. Andreu fell from the scaffolding during a whitewashing task.

Browse other fun Things to Do in St Augustine FL and read information on the Colonial Spanish Quarter, The Lightner Museum, Old St. Augustine Village, San Sebastian Winery, and The Old Jail. All these St. Augustine Florida Attractions are nearby to our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy a fantastic Vacation in St Augustine FL and learn more about Romantic Vacations in Florida.

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