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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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Frederick, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very informative and a lot of care was taken to preserve the site. It was a very hot day (100 degrees in the shade and 110 feels like ). I cooled off watching the movie several times while being educated.

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Montreal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The tour of the lighthouse and adjoining buildings was somewhat overrated or perhaps it was because the summer heat was boiling our brains! It provided some pretty views but I'm not sure it's worth it if on a tight schedule.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If it weren't for the 170+ steps (and my irrational fear of stepping out into the "terrace" of any lighthouse) I would've given this place 5 stars. It makes for an interesting climb because of its history and just the breathtaking view once you reach the top. You'd have to prepare for the climb though because it can get "woozy"... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Tybee Island Lighthouse was a very nice place to visit and the lighthouse and buildings on the grounds were in great shape. My wife and I make an effort to visit light houses whenever we get a chance, and this one did not disappoint. The admission also includes the Battery museum across the street.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Enjoyed the lighthouse grounds and battery area. Plenty to see and even more steps to the top of the lighthouse. Nice view once you get up there. Go early!

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Augusta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great view from the top, and the history is very interesting. Afterwards you get a little achievement for climbing the 250 + steps

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family and I visited and simply loved it. The cashier gave my kids stickers and very warm and friendly. The history of lighthouse was well laid out and the view was FANTASTIC! The stairs are a work out!! If you go to Tybee you must stop at the lighthouse.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The view was beautiful at the top! I believe it was 178 steps total (one way). My 4 year old did every single step! There's obviously no A/C in the lighthouse so wear comfortable clothes. It wasn't too crowded so we didn't have to worry about slowing others down. The staff was very friendly. If you're military, you get a... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well worth the steps to the top! The lighthouse itself is a neat attraction, lots of history. The site is well taken care of, clean, and everyone was helpful and pleasant.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

lots of history an very nice staff and kept very clean great souvenirs very reasonably priced and literature on the lighthouse and tybee past

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