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Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Pensacola

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Climb 177 steps up Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum for one of the best views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located within Naval Air Station Pensacola, so you may need to obtain a special permit to visit. It's best to check the official website for details about visiting. Visitors praise stunning views of Pensacola Bay, Pensacola skyline, and historic Navy Yard. Keep in mind that you must have valid picture ID to enter, and that you will not be able to bring any type of purse or bag. PutPensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum into our Pensacola trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This lighthouse and museum are located on a military base. You may not enter the military base without military ID. So it is not open to the public. I drove 3 hours to see it and was forced to turn....  more
    This lighthouse and museum are located on a military base. You may not enter the military base without military ID. So it is not open to the public. I drove 3 hours to see it and was forced to turn....  more »
  • Excellent experience!!! The 177 step climb wasn't easy, but we were warned of it when purchasing the tour tickets, again when checking in, and again when entering the lighthouse. The view atop was... 
    Excellent experience!!! The 177 step climb wasn't easy, but we were warned of it when purchasing the tour tickets, again when checking in, and again when entering the lighthouse. The view atop was...  more »
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  • I came here with friends and was pleasantly surprised how much we got out of a light house tour. The grounds are gorgeous, the tower and volunteer staff was instantly kind and educational. The gift shop was very well stocked with tons of great merchandise for any visitor. Definitely recommend stopping here if you're in the area.
  • Beautiful place to see!! We toured with Brian who is full of information about everything you could imagine to learn about the lighthouse. The view is beautiful and everything is really well restored. Definitely something to see in the Pensacola area- you do have to book a private tour with the lighthouse though if you do not have a military ID. Very easy to do this by just contacting the lighthouse.

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