Welcome to the Lightner Museum, the popular museum of antiquities located in downtown St. Augustine within the opulent Hotel Alcazar building.
This institution features mostly American Gilded Age pieces within its doors, doors that were first built in 1887 by none other than Henry Flagler. The entire building is built in Spanish Renaissance Revival Style, a gorgeous work of architecture that is today on the National Register of Historic Places. During its heyday, Hotel Alcazar was known as the 'castle of happy returns', welcoming hordes of guests regularly who came to enjoy the many amenities on site such as the casino, sulfur baths, swimming pool, gymnasium, bowling alley, and much more.
Inside explore Victorian-era artifacts and instruments, the entire collection considered to be the 'finest collection of fine and decorative 19th-century art in the country'. Aside from the permanent collection of antique relics, there are also regularly rotating special exhibits featuring various topics such as American Castles.
Take a group tour, specialty tour, self-guided tour, or perhaps opt in for a demonstration of antique mechanic musical instruments during your visit.