Ticket cost is $45 per person.  This tour, lasting approximately one hour, is limited to 10 people each session. Reservations must be made in advance. This tour is recommended for adults only.  Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the Dressing Downton™ exhibition.

Typically, what guests see at any museum is just the tip of the iceberg”, says Lightner Museum director Robert Harper.  “The Upstairs/Downstairs tours will allow guests to view a bit farther under the surface.”

The history of the Lightner Museum as well as its former splendor as the Alcazar Hotel, shows many parallels to the time period and lives of the characters of the popular television series Downton Abbey®.  Learn what life was like for both guests and staff who visited and worked at the Alcazar Hotel during the Gilded Age in St. Augustine.  Explore areas of the museum typically closed to the public for this intimate and historical experience.

Tours begin October 4, 2017.  For tickets, click here or call 844-426-4088

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Dressing Downton™ Exhibition and General Museum Admission Group Tours

Tours will be greeted by a docent and given a brief history and overview of the Lightner Museum. Group tours are self-guided and include entry into the Dressing Downton exhibition. Ticket cost is $20.00 per person plus service fee. This tour is available for groups of ten or more.

To book this tour or for more information, please contact:

904-824-2874 Ext. 107  |

 Lightner Museum Package

(General Museum Admission, Dressing Downton™ Exhibition, Upstairs/Downstairs Tour, & Traditional English Tea at Cafe’ Alcazar)

This package is fully escorted, includes general admission to the Lightner Museum, the Dressing Downton™ exhibition, Upstairs/Downstairs tour (groups will be split into ten people per tour), and Traditional English Tea at Cafe’ Alcazar. This tour is available for groups of 10 to 50 people. Ticket cost is $135 per person. Please allow approximately four hours.

904-824-2874 |

*Arrangements may be made for larger groups. Please contact us for more information.

Saint Augustine Gilded Age Tour Package

This package is fully escorted and includes the Lightner Museum Package as well as other Gilded Age experiences throughout St. Augustine’s Historic District. Half day, full day, and overnight packages for groups of 25 or more are available by contacting:

Tour Saint Augustine  |  904-825-0087  |

A Gilded Age Walking Tour

Available Dec 2nd & Jan 6th

Find out how and why St Augustine became “America’s Riviera” for many of the nation’s wealthiest families during America’s Gilded Age!! This 75 minute guided walking tour will take you downtown to see and learn about St Augustine’s “rich” Gilded Age history!! Highlights will include exterior tours of several magnificent structures built by Henry Flagler (co-founder of Standard Oil) including the former Ponce de Leon Hotel, the Hotel Alcazar, and the Memorial Presbyterian Church. This specialty tour departs at 4:00 pm from Tour St Augustine, 4 Granada Street. Tickets are $20. Advance reservations required.

Tour Saint Augustine  |  904-825-0087  |




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