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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912 786 5801
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Pulaski
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is not really my favorite type of thing, but my husband loved it. If you like history, it is well worth it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Once you've had your fill of the beach, you'll almost feel compelled to visit the lighthouse you've admired from the sand. Tybee's lighthouse is educational and accessible. For $9, you can climb to the top, tour the lighthouse keepers cottage and summer kitchen, and visit the small museum across the street. It's one of the few tourist attractions on Tybee,... More

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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107 reviews 107 reviews
78 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Like many locales, Tybee Island is blessed with a fine lighthouse, and a group of dedicated people who work to preserve it. The museum and buildings are quite interesting, and you can climb to the top of the tower to see for miles around - or just admire the view from the ground.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

after we took a 3mile walk up the beach to go to the lighthouse, we got there and found there is a charge to tour it...needless to say we took a few outside pics and walked back.

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Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If in Tybee Island you must see the lighthouse. For $9 per person you can see the lighthouse grounds and climb the 178 steps to the top of the still working lighthouse. From the top you can see Hilton Head, SC. The price of the ticket also includes the museum which is just across the street. Don’t park at the... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

At the time we went (in 2009), we were visiting all the lighthouses we could find on the eastern coast and Tybee Island was one of our favorites. It's easy to get to and while there we bought a couple of sketches which we gave to relatives. One is still hanging in our hall. It was just a relaxing contrast... More

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Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

There is more to see and do here than I expected. In addition to the lighthouse itself - which has a nice view if you climb to the top - there is a museum and several other buildings to explore. There are many displays to help explain the history of the lighthouse, plus personnel to answer questions. The living quarters... More

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cullman, al
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

172 stairs and well worth it. On top of the lighthouse, you can see South Carolina! The other buildings on the site were also very interesting. The cost also included the museum, which was nice. Kids prices are discounted so go visit!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited the light house and museum at tybee island. We climbed to the top of the light house the views were spectacular. The museum next door was interesting. The facilities are well kept. the historical foot notes are fascinating.

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Bronx, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The people who staff the lighthouse and museum were so welcoming and helpful. Walking up the lighthouse is a must... it is a beautiful building and the views are spectacular. We were even invited back for the champagne toast and ribbon cutting for the newly renovated lighthouse. It was great to take part in a local celebration of such a... More

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