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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

Address: Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: 912 786 5801
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.
Attraction details
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

typical light house tour and gift shop...climb the 178 +/- steps for an amazing panoramic view of Savannah, Tybee, Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands...Not a bad price, good value for a touristy thing to do...

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Battle Lake, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple hours here. We climbed the 178 steps to the top of the Lighthouse - visited all the buildings we were able to go into and enjoyed the visit greatly. What a well maintained historical treasure for this little island. Lots of families there as well, enjoying the site.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Although the light house was closed on Tuesday when we were in the area, we could see the tour was $9. Pretty ridiculous to spend that to go to the top. When on vacation I think these type of locations should me much more reasonable. Besides this, it cost money to park everywhere on this island with little to see.... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Museum is composed of both the lighthouse and part of the old coast defense fort. Very knowledgeable docents. Great pictures of old Tybee. Lighthouse can be climbed and offers great views!!! If you go, be sure to park at the lighthouse, so you don't have to pay for parking. Both the lighthouse, museum, and an example of a traditional Tybee... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It is a long climb to the top and you will get your cardio workout. At the top it is worth the view of the surrounding island community, the Atlantic Ocean and the Savannah River basin. So bring the cameras. The catwalk at the top is narrow and there is only a railing between you and going over. It is... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have some excellent photos of the Lighthouse at Tybee hanging in the den. The staff are extremely friendly and the view from the top is outstanding. We like the fact that the lighthouse is so accessible and is surrounded by lovely Tybee Beach. If you like lighthouses, you'll love Tybee.

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There are many stairs but they are well worth the taking. We went on our family reunion and I believe this was the most fun for the kids and the parents. I know it was for the grandparents.

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Bucharest, Romania
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478 reviews 478 reviews
188 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Me and my son loved the place. We visited the different exhibitions organised there and we loved climbing the 100+ steps to be able to enjoy the view of the village and Fort Polaski. A very nice and instructive visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The lighthouse and the grounds have been expertly restored. A great learning experience about a bygone era. The climb to the top of the lighthouse was exhausting but the view from the top made it all worthwhile.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The history of the lighthouse was very interesting and seeing the buildings set out as if still in use was great. The staff were friendly and very funny it was a good afternoon out

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