Legends of the Light

People and events from the history of the St. Augustine Lighthouse come alive in this exhibit! 

See detailed ship models which demonstrate how shipping has changed over time, and take in a large-scale model of the first St. Augustine Lighthouse that was taken by the sea in 1880.

Keep track of how many steps you've climbed in the lighthouse and discover stories of the unexpected twists and turns of lighthouse keeping while climbing the Lighthouse Tower, and follow the Story Silhouettes throughout the historic site to discover more stories of our shared maritime heritage.

Explore the Science of Light with the Lighthouse Education Cart in the Maritime Archaeology & Education Center. Then tell your own lighthouse story in the Lighthouse Puppet Theater and Etch-A-Sketch your own lighthouse! 

This is exhibit was sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources and the State of Florida. Additional support was provided through generous donations from the Lastinger Family Foundation.

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81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080