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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912 786 5801
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.
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Augusta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Most lighthouses offer you an opportunity to climb the stairs and enjoy the view at the top but Tybee is a complete museum. Here you can see how the Lighthouse keepers lived AND climb the 178 steps to the top. We had not budgeted nearly enough time to take advantage of the information available here so please allow yourself time... More

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Trenton, M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Go early while it is still cool. Only ~25 people in the lighthouse at one time, so you are sure to stand in line before the climb, but the line moved quickly and we waited about 20 mins. Beautiful views of Tybee Island and Hilton Head from the top, and the landings every 25-30 steps make for a nice break... More

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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Even though the Lighthouse was closed the day we visited (a Tuesday) - I still was able to take some awesome pictures and it is indeed beautiful.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Only one small glitch for me, they would not let me bring my water bottle up to the top. It was hot, and I would have liked to have a drink up there. Otherwise, its well kept up and fun to climb. I would not do this if you are not in decent shape, its A LOT of stairs.

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Gay, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We love the light house. This time we brought family. First time we tried and was closed. 2nd we got there at 4:30 and was told it was closed. Understandable I guess except ticket lady ignored us for 5 min. We will be back for sure just better plans

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westchester, ny
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23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed learning about the history of the lighthouse from all the displays. I appreciated the efforts to maintain all the original buildings. The walk up he walk up the staircase to the top of the lighthouse was a bit of a challenge for me, as I have a bit of a phobia with heights and open stairs. But... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very interesting. It covers the history of the light house and all of its keepers. It even covers information on the civil war. Very pretty view. Would recommend going in the morning because it gets really hot climbing all of those stairs. Also they offer discounts to college students with their student ids!!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum provides a unique history of the island and the lighthouse from the beginning until recent times. It was easy to find and not too far away from Savannah making it a good day trip. There is a fee to visit which covers both the lighthouse and museum which is located across the street.... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Climbed the 178 steps up to the top....excellent view. Houses on the property are restored And you can go in the keepers cottage that has original furnishings. Also a video about the lighthouse itself. Very good to see.

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Arlington, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse, worth a drive. Would be better to go to the top when it's cooler :D They have a gift shop too and tours.

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