St. Augustine Lighthouse
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is a favorite destination for tourists who love history. When you climb the 219 steps the top, you will get a spectacular view of the ocean, the inlet and downtown St. Augustine at 165 feet above sea level.
The current lighthouse was completed in 1874. A storm in 1880 took an older tower and swept it into the sea. The museum at the lighthouse offers an in-depth look at life on the coast of St. Augustine over the years, and a glimpse into the facts and myths surrounding the Lighthouse. Are there resident ghosts at the Lighthouse? Come and see!
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is on the north end of Anastasia Island, within the current city limits of St. Augustine, Florida. The tower is owned by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Inc., a not-for-profit maritime museum and private aid-to-navigation. Open to the public, admissions support continued preservation of the Lighthouse and fund programs in maritime archaeology and education. View website at www.staugustinelighthouse.com