St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

St. Aug Light House

We recently visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum in Florida. The original lighthouse, built in 1824, was lost to a storm, but the new tower was completed in 1874, and a brick light keeper’s house was added to the site two years later.
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The St. Augustine Lighthouse rises 165 feet above sea level and offers a fabulous view from the top. We did manage to walk up all 219 steps (though not without a few rests along the way)!
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“We have a light upon our house, and it gives hope to all who sail upon the stormy seas. Do ya know what it means to have a light burning atop your home? It is safety, a place of refuge, seen by all as a signal that ye stand for something greater than this world, greater than us all.”
― James Michael Pratt, The Lighthouse Keeper
Have you visited any historic lighthouses?
Do you have a favorite lighthouse?

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One thought on “St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

  1. I love lighthouses! We visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse last year when we went to Florida over Spring Break. Unfortunately we got there late and the only tour they had left for the day was a ghost tour. So all we got to see was the outside and the gift shop. I would love to go back and tour it the next time we are in Florida!

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