Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum


Do you love climbing lighthouses? A few years ago, our family took the time to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum. This was a great experience for us all and gave us a great work out as well. With 177 steps up to the top of the lighthouse, we worked muscles we didn’t know we had. Climbing lighthouses is a hobby that many people enjoy. How many have you climbed?

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Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum

Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.

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Wear tennis shoes or go barefoot. No flip flops are allowed when climbing. There is a designated “flip flop parking” area before you climb. It is much safer to climb barefoot than with open heel flip flops.

People coming down have the right-of-way. I don’t know if this is true at all lighthouses, but at the Pensacola lighthouse this is a MUST. The stairs are very narrow with a handle only on the wall. When you are coming down, you absolutely need the rail. So those who are climbing, just move over to the inside and hold on to the step above you.

Find the Pensacola Lighthouse

2081 Radford Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32508

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  1. A trip to Pensacola sounds like a slice of heaven right about now… as I look out at 44 degrees and rain. I love climbing a tower and getting a great view. Just did this in Valencia, Spain a couple of weeks ago. Hiking up the steps made me feel better about the alfredo pasta I had eaten for lunch too:)

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