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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

Address: Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: 912 786 5801
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I rode 2.5 miles each way to visit the lighthouse and we were not disappointed. Contrary to some negative reviews about the staff, heat and cost we found it peaceful. The staff was friendly and helpful. The cost was average for a tourist attraction. The view was great.

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Stansbury park, Utah, United States
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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Time slows down when you're near the beach. Spend it touring the lighthouse and museum. Interesting history, great displays and of course the view. Lighthouse was decorated with a large US flag for Veteran's weekend celebrations. It was stunning

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Nashville
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My daughter (who is claustrophobic) and I (who am afraid of heights) actually climbed to the top and looked out from the ... is it a "widow's walk?" LOL! Anyway, it was a thrill, but my poor legs were cramping by the time we got back down again!

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in Tybee this is a must see! The view at the top of the light house is worth the 288 steps it takes to get up there! The lighthouse and the few small light keepers buildings are beautifully restored, preserved and decorated with period furniture and toys. So much more to see here then just the light... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this stop. For $9 each (I think), we were able to tour the lighthouse (good, safe, clean stairwell), the museum and the battery. The volunteer hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable. Seeing the history of the lighthouse and of Tybee Island, itself, was more interesting than we expected. The pictures fromTybee's hay day were great! The video was... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The lighthouse itself is a museum housing information about light house living around the turn of the century. The last keeper was gone by the 1950's. The climb up the spiral staircase to the top is not difficult and the view is very much worth it. Be sure to go through the keeper's house and walk the grounds. Across from... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The lighthouse museum was the only thing we had planned on our weekend getaway to Tybee. The museum was great because you get to climb to the top of the lighthouse, which has spectacular views of Tybee. You also get a chance to go inside a old fort and read up on the history of Tybee. I would suggest stopping... More

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mims florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is superior to most Lighthouses we have visited, because the keeper's living accommodation has been lovingly restored to the period, so we enjoyed the main keeper's house, a video about the lighthouse (although the gent on programme was not as animated as the lady), and the climb up and own 150 odd steps inside tower which had an enormous... More

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have traveled much of the east coast and seen most all of its' lighthouses. This one was exceptionally beautiful! It is a hexagon shape, instead of round. It is beautifully painted, black and white with a bright red roof on the entrance way. It is set on a well maintained and quaint lot with some other historic buildings, all... More

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Nashville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This lighthouse is a great place to visit . . . go early in the morning, before it gets crowded! . . . as the number of outbuildings and condition of the grounds/lighthouse/buildings are incredible. Be sure to visit the museum across the street with lots of info.

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