Climbing 177 steps is one way to tire little legs out. But the views of the Gulf Coast at the top are worth the exertion. Pensacola Lighthouse was built in 1858 and, with its accompanying keeper’s quarters, is a treasure trove of Civil War, maritime, and Coast Guard history. Bring identification, like a driver’s license or a passport, and sneakers for climbing the tower. Flip-flops aren’t allowed.

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