Tickets for Lightner Museum: Skip The Line

From typewriters to Tiffany: Otto Lightner’s fine and decorative art collection

Provider: Lightner Museum

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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
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What's included

Skip-the-line entrance to the Lightner Museum

What's not included

Guided tour (available for an extra fee, must be booked in advance)
  • Witness an impressive collection of 19th-century fine and decorative arts in the former Alcazar Hotel in St. Augustine
  • See Thomas Rahner’s exquisitely detailed, hand-carved boat models on display in the Lightner’s East Gallery
  • Listen out for antique mechanical musical instruments performing every day at 11am and 2pm

Witness an impressive collection of 19th-century fine and decorative arts in the opulent surroundings of the former Hotel Alcazar. Ghoulish shrunken heads, human hair art, buttons, typewriters, porcelain and fine art paintings; all this and more has a home at the Lightner Museum.

Now proudly occupying a place on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel was built in 1888 in the Spanish Renaissance style. It’s old-school elegant and makes an interesting setting for the collection - not least when you get to the shrunken heads!

See furniture, sculpture and various household items from the 19th century, all housed across four floors. The Music Room is particularly fun! It's packed with instruments made between the 1870’s and 1920’s, and if you're around at 11am or 2pm, you'll even hear the mechanical ones play.

From salt and pepper shakers to Tiffany glass to Thomas Rahner’s exquisitely detailed, hand-carved boat models, there's bound to be something you'll wish you could take home from the Lightner Museum. At least there's a gift shop!

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Lightner Museum
75 King St, FL 32084, Saint Augustine
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  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Pauline,  United States United States
13 Jun 2022
Very nice displays, lots of history, place is air conditioned and spacious. People who work there are very friendly and helpful. Great place to visit!
Lightner Museum: Skip The Line
Carlene,  United States United States
31 May 2022
Simply magnificent so much to see. So much history!! I feel I need to visit again to take it all in
Lightner Museum: Skip The Line
steve,  United States United States
09 Dec 2022
Beautiful museum hosted by nice people.
Lightner Museum: Skip The Line