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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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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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We started the day at the beach and decided to take to the lighthouse and tour the sights in and around the area. We purchased our tickets at the gift shop and took some photos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We started the day at the beach and decided to take to the lighthouse and tour the sights in and around the area. We purchased our tickets at the gift shop and took some photos, before we were told that the lighthouse would be closed. (This was due to the coming storm, that if thunder or lightning was close by,... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was glad you could rest every 25 stairs. I've been in lighthouses that require a lot more stamina to make it to the top. They have restored the out buildings to give you a good idea of how it was many years ago. A welcomed stop was an air conditioned theater where they showed a very informative movie about... More 

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Brunswick, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I am from Maine and have seen almost all of the 62 lighthouses and love to see light houses when i travel this is my third trip to Tybee and never gets boring. It is beautiful and the grounds are well kept and price is reasonable.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A long way to the top but the view is worth it, lot of history and stsff is verk knowledgeable about the history

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Being disabled seniors, we couldn't climb up the lighthouse, but the view out to sea is wonderful and the museum has interesting items.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Tybee lighthouse, it was interesting learning the timeline of when certain things happened at those particular years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful lighthouse. I climbed the 179 steps to the top. Breathtaking view of beach and surrounding area. On the grounds were buildings that depicted keepers furnished house. A museum was also available across street but we chose not to go in.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a very large group visit the lighthouse. The guides were very knowledgeable and hospitable. The top of the lighthouse is simply breathtaking. Can't wait to do it again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The lighthouse was great, and the educational exhibits on the grounds were very interesting. Also, included with the lighthouse admission is admission to the Tybee Island Museum, which is across the street at Fort Screven. The lighthouse was a treat, but I really enjoyed the museum where I was able to learn a lot about the history of Tybee Island,... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Did not have a good experience here. My husband and I decided to bike over because we heard climbing to the top of the lighthouse and gazing out over the island was great to do while on Tybee Island. The lighthouse seems to be managed by retired folks and the two women that manage the admission booth were rude and... More 

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tybeelighthouse, Manager at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, responded to this review

Des K. I was very concerned by your comments and we are looking into the issue. Please consider visiting us again there is much more to see and do on our site than just the Lighthouse. Sarah Jones More 

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