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Lightner Museum 

Downton Abbey Comes to St. Augustine!

 

October 1, 2017 | View PDF

The Lightner Museum is set to unveil new, intimate, behind-the-scenes tours Upstairs/Downstairs at the Alcazar, beginning October 4, 2017.

These in-depth tours are part of a program companion series to Lightner Museum's exhibition: Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times™, a thirteen-week display of 36 authentic Edwardian Era costumes and accessories from PBS's most popular television drama in history, Dressing Downton™, which will be elegantly displayed in the Museum's Grand Ballroom Gallery beginning October 4, 2017.

The history of the Lightner Museum, as well as its former splendor as the Alcazar Hotel, shows many parallels to the time period and lives of the characters of the popular television series Downton Abbey®. Learn what life was like for both guests and staff who visited and worked at the Alcazar Hotel during the Gilded Age in St. Augustine. Explore areas of the museum typically closed to the public for this intimate and historical experience.

The history of the Lightner Museum as well as its former splendor as the Alcazar Hotel, shows many parallels to the time period and lives of the characters of the popular television series Downton Abbey®. Learn what life was like for both guests and staff who visited and worked at the Alcazar Hotel during the Gilded Age in St. Augustine. Explore areas of the museum typically closed to the public for this intimate and historical experience.

Tours can be reserved by visiting

http://www.lightnermuseum.org/tours or calling 844-426-4088.

Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the Dressing Downton™ exhibition.

"Typically, what guests see at any museum is just the tip of the iceberg", says Lightner Museum director Robert Harper. "The Upstairs/Downstairs tours will allow guests to view a bit farther under the surface."

Ticket cost is $45 per person. This tour, lasting approximately one hour, is limited to 10 people each session. Reservations must be made in advance. This tour is recommended for adults only.

Contact: 844-426-4088

Email: [email protected]

http://www.lightnermuseum.org/tours/

 
 

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