Plan Your Visit

No visit to St. Augustine would be complete without a trip to the historic Lightner Museum. Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, the museum is housed in an iconic landmark building and is enjoyed by both tourists and locals alike. Please visit our exhibits tab to see what exhibitions are being shown.

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Yes, the museum is wheelchair accessible. There are ramps on both sides of the building to arrive to the front door. The museum also has a limited number of wheelchairs for rental on a first come, first serve basis. The museum has an elevator that accesses each floor except into the historic pool.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the museum. Tickets can only be used for one day.

Adults Admission  |  $15

Active Military  |  $12

Senior Admission  |  $12

College Students  |  $12

12 – 17 Year Olds  |  $8

Children 11 and younger  |  Free

*Free for St. Johns County Residents and Flagler students on Sundays with ID.

*Free for Flagler students with project slip from professor any day of the week.


Tour group rates vary. Please contact 904-824-2874 Ext. 107 or [email protected] for more information.

It is a self-guided museum, so time spent can vary. We do suggest an hour to two hours, as it is spread through four and a half floors.

No food is permitted inside the museum. The only beverage permitted is water.

Yes, enjoy lunch at the Cafe Alcazar directly behind the Museum in the former Alcazar Hotel indoor swimming pool. Reservations are recommended. The Cafe Alcazar is open 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and doors are open until 4 p.m.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 904-825-9948

Yes, the gift shop is accessible to the public and located above the Cafe Alcazar on the Mezzanine level of the museum. The Cafe Alcazar doors are open until 4 p.m.

There is a city owned metered parking lot located directly behind the museum.  All metered parking spaces are free after 5 p.m. during the week, on Sundays, and on holidays. Please note, the museum does not have its own parking lot.

We place all items we find at our front desk. You may also contact the museum at 904-824-2874

No, you must leave them with the front desk. If you must have your backpack, you must wear it on your front or side or carry it.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the museum unless they are Service Animals with proper identification.