Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.

Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.

Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Tax ID59-3471303

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About this organization






To Discover, Preserve, Present and Keep Alive the stories of nation's oldest port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse. We preserve the patrimony of the State of Florida by preserving six historical structures on the National Register of Historic Places. We serve school age children including mainstream at at-risk students with camp programs during school breaks. We reduce food stress, providing day care and counteract the gap in student learning and the decline in knowledge retention over school breaks. Museum scientists and field school students study submerged cultural resources in the waters of the Nation's oldest, continually occupied, European, seaport including shipwrecks dating from 1565 to the present day. The most recent was a 1782 British shipwreck.


Interpretive and Educational Services - Education is core to the Museums mission. Interpretive and educational services were fully part of all programs for the 47,000 /- school age children that visited and the 200,000 /- annual visitors. Various services offered included the Wrecked exhibit, the Lighthouse Summer Camp scholarship program for at-risk children, the Behind-the-Scenes tours included with paid admission, and various programs within the Maritime Archaeology Specialty Programs. All program content was tied to and teaches Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math STEM education and the Museum Mission. The Museum performs scientific research in the waters of the nations oldest port city and cares for up to 13,000 artifacts, archaeological specimens, and historic archival documents. Some 3,000 objects are on long-term loan from the State of Florida.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

From their filing, the objective of the non-profit is stated as “To discover, preserve, present and keep alive the story of the nations oldest port, as symbolized by our working st. augustine lighthouse.”.

When talking about its functions, they were outlined as: “To discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of the nations oldest port, as symbolized by our working lighthouse, the st. augustine lighthouse.”.

  • The legally reported state of operation for the non-profit is FL.
  • According to the filing, the non-profit's address in 2020 is 81 Lighthouse Avenue, Saint Augustine, FL, 32080.
  • The non-profit organization as of 2020 has a total of 63 employees reported on their form.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Collects art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $523,902.
  • The CEO's compensation within the organization is determined through a thorough evaluation by an impartial entity.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 12 independent voting members.
  • The organization has a professional fund raiser.
  • The organization was formed in 1997.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $1,969,533 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $162,414 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization's financial statements were reviewed by an accountant.

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