Home  |  About  |  Vendors  |  Contact  |  Book with Us

  Info from www.lightnermuseum.org

Enjoy wandering through the museum's setting — the former Hotel Alcazar, built in 1887 in the Spanish Renaissance style. Railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler commissioned architects Carrere and Hastings to design the Alcazar and the Ponce de Leon Hotel (across the street). The two young architects later designed the New York Public Library and the U.S. Senate office building. After years of accommodating vacationing wealthy patrons, the elegant resort hotel closed.

Click for a larger view

The recently restored ballroom on the third 
floor is a perfect venue for a large gathering.


Lightner Museum provides a spectacular setting for corporate and private functions. Award ceremonies, dinners and dances can be memorable evenings held in the museum's elegant environs. The opulence of a bygone era provides a unique backdrop for weddings and wedding receptions.

Events ranging in size from 50 to 400 guests can be accommodated.


Click for a larger view

The museum’s exhibits create a distinctive backdrop 
for dining and entertaining.



The immense former indoor swimming pool
of the Alcazar Hotel provides a unique 
location for a large dinner or dance.


Click for a larger view

Click for a larger view  
Contact the museum for more information
about scheduling. Rates vary according to
the size and type of event. 

E-mail: info@lightnermuseum.org
Telephone: 904-824-2874
Mailing address: P.O. Box 334 
St. Augustine, Florida 32085


Chicago publisher, Otto C. Lightner, purchased the building to house his extensive collection of Victoriana in 1946 and opened the museum two years later.
He gave the museum to the city of St. Augustine. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Relics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.