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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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We ventured over to Tybee Island from downtown Savannah (a short drive away) simply because it was Labor Day and few places were open to tour in Savannah. I was really glad we got to visit the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum across the street. There is a nominal fee which includes everything including the museum. We climbed to the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

While recently staying in North Beach on Tybee Island, we visited the Lighthouse and Museum; unfortunately thunder was nearby so we couldn't walk to the top of the Lighthouse. However, having visited Lighthouses in Maine, Rhode Island, NC and SC we enjoyed the "museum" aspect of the visit. A very good video is shown in what was once the 2nd... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were not disappointed, however this is a one time thing that once you see it, you don't need to see it again. If you can handle the 178 steps to the top of the lighthouse, the view is beautiful. My advice in handling the steps is to pace yourself. They have a landing with a window every so often...stop,... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We did not take the hike up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse, but enjoyed biking in the area. Great for the kids to see the island.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Excellent self guided tour & very inexpensive! Very educational & you get a lot of the history about the island.

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well, we drove to Tybee from Hilton Head to go to the lighthouse... we went on a Tuesday. It was closed on Tuesdays. It was our own fault for not checking before we went, but I mean really, who is closed on a Tuesday? We paid to park at the little museum parking lot before we figured out it was... More

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atlanta, ga
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a great time at the light house. Very friendly and helpful staff. The museum across the street (included in your ticket price) was also a great experience.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

With occasional exceptions, I always do research before I go somewhere. In this case I didn't, and I wish I had. This review is only to say that the lighthouse is closed on Tuesdays. Tuesdays. Who closes a lighthouse on Tuesdays?

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great views! I even liked the interior decor, so nautical. The staff throughout were super - friendly, starting with ticket sales. The other facilities in the area were also very authentic, full of information and goodies, and so worth the visit.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A hard climb to the top but once you get there the views are beautiful. The gift shop was pretty cool. Several neat souvenirs.

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