The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will reopen for visitors on Monday, it was announced Tuesday.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, offering a reduced 10% admission price for every visitor. Annual passes, memberships and discount coupons will also be honored. Deeper discounts on tickets will remain available on the Museum’s website until 9 a.m. Monday.
In accordance with the opening guidelines, the museum’s site will be open for one-way traffic only with buildings and exhibits remaining closed and capacity limited to 25% of occupancy.
Top of the tower is limited to eight people at one time.
Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask and gloves if they would like to do so and are asked to practice safe social distancing. The museum team further encourages the use of the handwashing and hand sanitizer stations located throughout the site.
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While the museum will be open, the staff will ensure that proper precautions are taken to ensure the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff.
Tower climbing for exercise has been indefinitely suspended. And the children’s play areas will remain closed at this time.
“The museum is eager to welcome our visitors back to the site, and we want to provide the safest environment to do so,” Executive Director Kathy Fleming said in the release. “During the closure, the site has been deep cleaned by our staff as well as many of the building surfaces repainted.
“We remained focused on our mission of community service and will safeguard our visitors, members, staff and volunteers.”