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The building was constructed in 1888 and originally operated as the Alcazar Hotel, servicing wealthy travelers from around the world. It wasn’t until the late 1940s that the building was converted into a museum. Today it is home to both the Lightner Museum and several City government offices. Listed on the country’s National Register of Historic Places, the museum is home to a myriad of century-old artifacts, artwork, and antique furnishings.
The Lightner Museum, St Augustine, boasts three extravagant floors filled with diverse and eccentric collections of 19th-century relics. A tour through the building offers visitors a range of Victorian costumes, furniture, art displays from around the world, mechanical musical instruments, and Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass works to examine. With each room of the building expertly restored to its original beauty, you will notice that Lightner has the unique power to transport its guests back in time to the once illustrious Alcazar Hotel.
The museum hosts several local events including a weekly Curator’s Tour and orchestra concerts.
After a day at the museum, stick around. The area's ambiance in the evening is spectacular.
Lightner’s central location offers a wealth of nearby cuisine. After a long day of exploring the heritage-classic museum, grab a bite at any of the four restaurants within the block. Café Alcazar, Old City House Restaurant, Cobalt Lounge, and Reflections Bistro are neighboring full-service restaurants serving upscale dishes.