ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE - St. Augustine, FL Active: Yes Characteristics: Fixed white light with a flash every 30 seconds. Height: 167 feet, 219 steps DayMark: Black & white spiral stripes with a red lantern History: Built 1871; restored in 1994-95 and again in 2000. On National Register Listing. Lens: Original: first-order Fresnel Lens; L. Sautter et Limonier, 1874. Focal Plane: 161 feet. Coordinates: 29 53 08 N 81 17 19 W Operated by: St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Inc. Visit Status: Open to Public Days Open: Open daily. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Facilities: Museum, Gift Shop, handicap accessible Hours Open: 9 am to 6 pm (extended summer & holiday hours starting in late May) Visitor Info: For their safety, children must be 44 inches tall to climb the tower. Free museum admission and activities are offered to children under five and one accompanying adult. Admission: Tower and Museum - Adults $7.50; Seniors (55+) $6.50; Children 5-11 $5.00; Museum-only: Adults $5.00; Seniors (55+) $4.00 and Children 5-11 $3.00.
by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association