DRESSING DOWNTON: TOUR OF LIGHTNER MUSEUM

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LIVE LIKE LADY GRANTHAM FOR A DAY -- OCTOBER 23, 2017

EGAD and the Foosaner Art Museum are offering a one-day luxury bus trip to the Lightner Museum in historic St. Augustine to see the national traveling exhibit of Dressing Downton, from the Masterpiece Theater smash hit, Downton Abbey. See this exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories paired to perfection in engaging vignettes on Monday, October 23, 2017.

TRAVEL DETAILS:  

Leave EGAD:  The tour bus will leave from Foosaner Art Museum at 8 am and arrive in St. Augustine at about 10:45 am. We will go to the Lightner Museum which contains the Cafe Alcazar, but there are numerous restaurants in walking distance as well. If you wish to have lunch at Cafe Alcazar, please call and make a reservation for 11 or 11:30 a.m. Our tour begins at 1 p.m.

Leave St. Augustine:  We depart St. Augustine from the museum at 4:30 pm and will arrive in Eau Gallie at about 6:45 pm.

LUNCH:  Check Trip Advisor and Yelp for the top restaurant choices near the museum. If you wish to have lunch at Cafe Alcazar, please call and make a reservation for 11 or 11:30 a.m. 

GROUP TOUR:  You may enter the museum at any point and tour their wonderful collections, but our group tour of the Downton exhibit begins at 1 pm and lasts one hour. Audio headsets are included in your fare.

HIGH TEA:  Cafe Alcazar is hosting high tea at 3:30 pm and reservations are required. It is $55. You may purchase your ticket here. Tea is one hour so you will have time for the 3:30 seating only and still make the 4:30 pm departure.

 

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SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:  Mr. Bates will try his best to make special arrangements for mobility impaired guests.

The Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler.  Today it is home to one of the best collections of fine and decorative 19th century art in the country.  From typewriters to Tiffany, Otto Lightner’s eclectic collection ranges from a mummy, shrunken heads, human hair art, cigar labels, buttons, salt and pepper shakers, to Tiffany glass, cut glass, porcelain, fine art paintings, furniture and sculpture all housed throughout the four floors of the original Alcazar Hotel.

The Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler.  Today it is home to one of the best collections of fine and decorative 19th century art in the country.  From typewriters to Tiffany, Otto Lightner’s eclectic collection ranges from a mummy, shrunken heads, human hair art, cigar labels, buttons, salt and pepper shakers, to Tiffany glass, cut glass, porcelain, fine art paintings, furniture and sculpture all housed throughout the four floors of the original Alcazar Hotel.