One hundred and sixty-five feet above the ground, our original 1874 first-order, Fresnel lens still shines out over St. Augustine night and day. This gorgeous, handmade marvel of scientific engineering and artistry is nine feet tall, weighs two tons, and is composed of more than 370 handmade glass prisms.
Because of the historical value and delicate nature of the lighthouse lens, the general public is only able to view it from a window below the lens room, just inside the gallery deck at the top of the lighthouse.
For a closer look at the lens (and to see the best view in all of Northeast Florida), you can make reservations for a private lens room tour. This is the only way to get inside the lens room and see the light that has shone over St. Augustine for 145 years!
Call us at 904-829-0745 to reserve this exclusive lighthouse experience.