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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  • They have limited tours available so be safe and make early reservations. Volunteers are very knowledgeable and enjoyed interacting with the guests. 177 steps to the top and the view was great. We... 
    They have limited tours available so be safe and make early reservations. Volunteers are very knowledgeable and enjoyed interacting with the guests. 177 steps to the top and the view was great. We...  more »
  • If you are up for climbing 166 steps straight vertical, don't mind heights, love a good view of the Pensacola Bay, then this place is for you. If not, stay on terra firma and tour the museum. You... 
    If you are up for climbing 166 steps straight vertical, don't mind heights, love a good view of the Pensacola Bay, then this place is for you. If not, stay on terra firma and tour the museum. You...  more »
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  • This was amazing!! Absolutely beautiful views. Be prepared! There is a spiral staircase with 177 stairs you have to climb up and go back down, so be prepared for a challenging workout! I would do this again a million times over. When we went the base was closed to the public, but open to those with a military ID only.
  • 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.

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