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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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Address: Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: 912 786 5801
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.

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A well preserved piece of history

The lighthouse was will kept. Staff were friendly and helpful. "There is no elevator, so pace yourself." The house were the lighthouse person was interesting step back in time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Macomb, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Drove here before the beach and then after in hopes of climbing to the top for a look see. The grounds are maintained nice and parking is easy, but getting to the top is not! The fee to climb is crazy since we are just climbing to look and then leaving. People who are slow and have no business making... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse was will kept. Staff were friendly and helpful. "There is no elevator, so pace yourself." The house were the lighthouse person was interesting step back in time. It is worth the trip if you are in the area.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited many beaches in USA. This is not as spectacular as others. Maybe it had to do with an overcast sky the day I visited it. The beach is small and there are only a few shops around.

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The wife wanted to check out the light house here on the Tybee Island, and we took the self tour and walked to the top of the light house 178 steps and a work out, but it was windy and we were both scared but at least we tried it as should anyone who visits.

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Manassas, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

First, note that there is free parking available at the museum. I did not realize that and paid to park across the street. The "battery" across the street was not my cup of tea. It has several exhibits about the history of Tybee island, including different trends, like a display on the history of bathing suits. My mother seemed to... More 

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was a charming lighthouse. Everything was clean and people were able to go inside and climb steps to the top of the lighthouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The climb to the top is worth the view. We've seen weddings taking place at the top as well. This is a good off season activity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Shorter trip up the stairs than I expected. Typical lighthouse tour; would go again. The wait getting in to the lighthouse was a bit long but it was still enjoyable. Offers free parking for museum goers. Expect two hours. The view was nice from the hop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Well, climbing the lighthouse is really fun if you can tolerate heights, if not, go to the museum and be almost subterranean. Fun local collections of stuff, I loved it !

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We always try to visit the lighthouses of the places we visit. This is your typical museum, but each is special in its own was. We love Tybee!

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