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Alcazar is April Lightner lecture topic

29b. Entrance Hall of Hotel


An original architectural drawing by Carrère and Hastings (note stamp) of the Alcazar Hotel.

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the Museum.  The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics.

April’s walking tour will focus on the building of the Alcazar Hotel and how its original design by Carrère and Hastings was never fully completed.  The tour will include subsequent additions and re-modeling as the hotel building transitioned from a hotel to a museum, then later to a museum and City Hall complex.  The Curator will be speaking about needs for restoration of the original features of the Hotel Alcazar.

Tours are included in the price of admission and begin in the front lobby of the Museum at 10am the first Wednesday of each month.  Admission is free for St. Johns County residents with valid identification.

Donations are appreciated and will be accepted after the tour.

The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.

For more information on programs and events happening at the Lightner Museum visit


A photograph taken of the interior courtyard of the Alcazar hotel before the landscaping was completed, circa 1888. Note, there was not a bridge at this time.

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