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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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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to see and learn at the lighthouse. To begin with, you can climb the circular steps the whole way to the top of the lighthouse for a fabulous view of the island, the beach, and the entrance to the shipping channel of the Savannah River leading to one of the busiest ports on the east coast.... More

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penang
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83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum. The Lighthouse keepers houses are brilliant - they have been restored and it is as though someone has just left the house. Very evocative. The main attraction is of course the Lighthouse and the the climb up the 177 steps. It is well worth it for the spectacular views across the Island. This is not... More

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Hamburg, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I was initially surprised at the cost of the tour, but then realized they have done an amazing job preserving the lighthouse and all of the little houses around it. It was worth the $7 per child and $9 per adult. They also offer a military discount. I especially enjoyed reading and seeing the personal things form former lighthouse keepers... More

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va beach va
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were visiting the lighthouse on April4, 2014on a Saturday afternoon. I to use the restroom. It was filthy guess nobody checks it during the day. There was no toilet paper. No paper towels. The floor had water all over it. The doors on the toilets did not close. It was a mess. It is a shame because it is... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We went on Easter Sunday. It was a little chilly in the early afternoon but glad we made the trip. For $9 we took the self guided tour. It was an excellent experience and VERY interesting. The lighthouse and keepers houses are just a part of the tour. Across the street you also get admittance to the brigade. The light... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Wow - I'm so thankful they restored this piece of history. The lighthouse is gorgeous and the buildings are too. A walk to the top of the lighthouse is so worth it just to see that view, feel the wind in your face and exercise for those legs.

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A visit to Tybee was the first time my husband had ever seen the ocean or a lighthouse for that matter! The grounds are very clean and the price of a lighthouse ticket includes parking which is nice. Helpful/friendly staff.

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Pulaski
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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

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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78 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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