St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse



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Active: Yes

Characteristics: Fixed white light with a flash every 30 seconds.

Height: 167 feet, 219 steps

DayMark: Black & white spiral stripes with a red lantern

History: Built 1871; restored in 1994-95 and again in 2000. On National Register Listing.

Lens: Original: first-order Fresnel Lens; L. Sautter et Limonier, 1874. Focal Plane: 161 feet.

Construction: Architect: Paul J. Pelz. Brick conical tower made of brick and iron.

29 53 08 N
81 17 19 W

Operated by:
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Inc.

Visit Status: Open to Public

Days Open: Open daily. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Facilities: Museum, Gift Shop, handicap accessible

Hours Open: 9 am to 6 pm (extended summer & holiday hours starting in late May)

Visitor Info: For their safety, children must be 44 inches tall to climb the tower. Free museum admission is offered to children under 44 inches.

Admission: Tower and Museum – Adults $9.00; Seniors (55+) $7.50; Children 5-12 $7.00;

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Inc.
Kathy A. Fleming, Exec. Dir.
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32080