St Augustine Lighthouse located just a mile or so from the Historic District in St Augustine fl. This Florida light house was originally built shortly after Pedro Menendez founded the oldest city in 1565.
The Spanish Government had the lighthouse built to help aide ships for safe passage to the harbor in St. Augustine, but it also aided the enemy. Sir Francis Drake, an English pirate, used the light station to guide his own ships into the city, where he pillaged and burned both the city and the tower. Find out more about the light station on a daily tour.
If you haven't climbed a light house, you can check this one off your bucket list. Visit the light house by day and enjoy the 219 steps to the top of the St Augustine Lighthouse for a spectacular view of the surrounding area. If you are not up to the climb, visit the maritime history museum located in the light keepers house. In order to avoid using a car, take a St Augustine trolley beach bus, which departs hourly to the lighthouse and museum.
Hear the stories on the St Augustine ghosts and gravestones tour as it departs nightly to the St Augustine Lighthouse. There are many Myths and Mysteries, but on this date of July 10, 1873 five children climbed into a construction cart during its reconstruction and raced out of control into the sea killing three, two of which belonged to the construction supervisor of what is now this modern day lighthouse.
After enjoying this St Augustine attraction there is nothing like waking up in your home away from home in order to experience another day at this Florida getaway.