Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, FL
75 King Street • St. Augustine, FL 32084
Located in the historic Hotel Alcazar, just steps from Flagler College in downtown St. Augustine, the Lightner Museum offers an immersive experience of architecture, art history, and design. Guests of all ages will enjoy the museum’s four and a half floors of beautiful, curious, and intriguing collections that are on display.
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How long does it take to go through the museum?
This is a self-guided museum tour, so time spent can vary. Plan to spend about one to two hours, as it is spread through four and a half floors.
Is parking available?
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.
Are food and drink permitted inside the museum?
No, food or drinks are not permitted inside except for water.
Are backpacks allowed in the museum?
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.
Does the museum have a gift shop?
Yes, the gift shop is accessible to the public and located on the museum's first floor.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the museum is wheelchair accessible. There are ramps on both sides of the building to arrive at 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.
Are dogs allowed in the museum?
The Lightner Museum complies with all ADA requirements and accepts service animals in the museum as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Lightner Museum does not allow Emotional Support Animals (ESA) or Comfort Animals, as they are not service animals as defined under the ADA.
All service animals and service animals in training entering the museum must be:
Owners whose animals are not able to comply with these minimum standards will be asked to remove them from the building. They are welcome to return when the animals can comply with behavior expectations.