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St. Augustine, Florida
January 7, 2010
From journal Popular Places to Visit on Anastasia Island
Bonita Springs, Florida
February 14, 2006
From journal Weekend Getaway in St. Augustine
Merritt Island, Florida
September 8, 2005
I chose to stay on the ground as the rest of my group went up the lighthouse. On the walk through the museum, I learned of how the lighthouse was made and what is being done to keep it in great condition. It is very informational and interesting to learn the history of this place. If you are okay with climbing a few hundred steps, I would recommend going to the top, but if you aren't, there are plenty of things to check out in the museum and the surrounding grounds.
From journal St. Augustine--A Great Day Trip
June 6, 2004
Construction of the St. Augustine lighthouse began in 1871, making it more than 125 years old. The adjoining house was built in 1876 and, quite unusual in Florida, has a basement. This house is where the lightkeepers and their families lived, up until 1955 when the light was changed to an automated system. Now it is home to the Lighthouse Museum, but the memories of the lightkeepers is well preserved within its walls.
Small as it might be, the Lighthouse Museum is really quite interesting and worth a thorough look over. Exhibits explain the history of the lighthouse, as well as give an education on just what a lighthouse does and how it works. The stories and lives of the lightkeepers are documented here, as well. During the World War Two era, this facility was an active Coast Guard center. The stories surrounding this time period include an intriguing tale of German submarine attacks along the St. Augustine coastline.
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum turned out to be much more interesting than I had expected it to be. It is also an attraction that will appeal to a variety of age groups. I would set aside between one to two hours for touring the museum and climbing the lighthouse. While this is a day time activity, if you go late in the day, the sunset view from the top is hard to beat.
From journal Something Old, Something New
August 25, 2001
From journal Vacationing in St. Augustine, Florida
South Florida, Florida
November 4, 2000
From journal History, beaches & beauty all rolled into one city
November 2, 2000
From journal One of Florida's Best Kept Secrets