Preservation 50 Friday: Family Fun at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse offers a fun-filled day for the family. There is a nautical play area near the Hammock Park. Few of the other lighthouses I had visited before were so family friendly.

Kids play area.

Kids will have fun at the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

The Keepers’ House offers an intimate look at the life of Lightkeepers that kids will enjoy. There is a living room, time line, displays and lots of area history. After visiting the museum, climb the lighthouse.

Stairwell.

Get ready to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

Enter at the Lighthouse Oil Room where the lighthouse’s supply of lard oil was once stored.

Toting the oil

Toting the oil and keeping the light burning was a major challenge for Lightkeepers.

A sign challenges climbers to imagine Lightkeepers climbing the stairs while “toting the oil.” Stop by the Lightkeepers Office and Workroom. This lighthouse gives insight into the lives of Lightkeepers and their families.

For more on the St. Augustine Lighthouse, visit staugustinelighthouse.org.

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