Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Pensacola's Place for Maritime History
Welcome to the Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, the third iteration of what was originally a lightship that went by the name of the Aurora Borealis. This lighthouse is still used as an aid to navigation and is operated by the United States Coast Guard. It sits on Naval Air Station Pensacola, which is an active military base. (You will need a valid government ID to visit).
While visiting the Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum you can 'climb the tower, take a ghost hunt, or get the best seats in the house for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice flights.' The tower sits at 151', with 177 stairs to the top. At the top, you will see what many people consider to be the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Please note that visitors must be over the age of 7 and must be wearing secured-back shoes.
Down below you can visit the 3-story Richard C Callaway Museum, a tribute to the area's maritime past. You will see several different exhibits inside, including Coast Guard, Living History, Women Who Lit the Way, History of Illumination, and more!