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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
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This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.

This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.

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Great thing to do in Tybee

We went there just on a whim and glad we did. It was a beautiful, sunny, but windy, cold day. We were greeted by some very nice folks. The lighthouse staff were wonderful. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shonna B
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Florence, Alabama, United States

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Florence, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there just on a whim and glad we did. It was a beautiful, sunny, but windy, cold day. We were greeted by some very nice folks. The lighthouse staff were wonderful. We make it up the 178 steps to the top of the lighthouse and was treated to beautiful views of The Atlantic Ocean and The Savannah River.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent gift shop...local artist had some scorecards with huge flag hanging from the lighthouse and great picture of glass top. No public restroom.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting Tybee Island since I was a child and in recent years have been there at least once a year but in all that time had never visited the Lighthouse. My husband and I finally made a point of stopping by on our way off the island to head home last weekend. What I thought would be... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off parking is free here if you purchase a tour ticket. We climbed all the way to the top to enjoy all the amazing views. When we were up there it was a quiet day weather wise and the breeze was strong. On the tour you can also visit the other buildings on the ground. The gift shop is... More 

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1 Thank Brandon R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and well kept will return when possible love tybee island and the beach is awesome love it there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 16 year old son for a day trip to Tybee Island during the holiday season. It wasn't very busy during this time at the lighthouse and we were the only people at the top. This gave us time to really enjoy the view. The climb up was quicker than I had expected (178 stairs, 144 feet off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Tybee Island lighthouse and museum at the end of January. It is 179 steps to the top of the lighthouse. There are resting platforms conveniently located about every 20 or so steps. At the top you can go outside and walk around the narrow platform to see views in 360°. There are several buildings on the grounds... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, savor the video and imagine growing up on Tybee Island as the child of the lighthouse keeper. Think about climbing 178 steps to maintain the lighting in all sorts of weather! Then go climb those steps if you can. 178. And you can go slowly, stop at the landings (one every 25 steps) to catch your breath.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff and very well-managed property. We climbed twice just to take in the scenery an extra time. I loved the way they kept everything as though the lighthouse caretaker had just stepped out for a moment.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice visit. We walked to the lighthouse from the local campground. The family climbed to the observation deck for a wonderful view. Nice visitor center.

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