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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is a long way up (178 steps) but well worth it when you see the view from the top. Highly recomend doing this.

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Eden, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had toured Savannah the day before and decided to go out to Tybee. So glad we did! We were able to walk and view all the museum and climb the 178 steps to the top for a great view of the beach and island. The buildings surrounding the lighthouse were educational, too. Worth the short drive!

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LaGrange, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is one of the more famous light houses in which you often see either pictures or statues of everywhere. Worth a visit and climb to the top for the view.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Nice museum, well maintained displays, super friendly docents, and a fully stocked gift shop. Free parking for the lighthouse and battery across the street.

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Minden, NV
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213 reviews 213 reviews
47 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The hubby and I walked to the top of the lighhouse (note, we did rest on a landing on the way up)! Beautiful views and fresh breezes. The lighhouse keeper's cottages were interesting too. A sample of beach cottage architecture has recently been added. Nice building- but it would view better furnished. The battery museum (included in the ticket price)... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The fee for walking around the fort and touring the lighthouse is $9. If you like scenic views and taking pretty pictures, definitely worth it. If that's not your thing, then you probably shouldn't waste your money. The walk up the lighthouse is 178 steps (NOT 750 like some people are posting). It takes between 5 and 10 minutes to... More

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Houston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is another picturesque lighthouse with cute outbuildings and a gift shop and museum. Unfortunately they are closed on Mondays, so be sure you go another day if you want to see inside the park. It's cute anytime, though and well worth the trip to Tybee Island.

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Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The cost of the self-guided tour is $9 for adults and $7 for seniors. There are several restored keepers quarters on the premises and the volunteers and employees are all very nice. You also get to visit the Tybee Island Museum which is in the battery park across the street as well as a restored cottage home which is adjacent... More

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North Royalton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

lots of steps, if you go to the fort ,have to go to lighthouse to get tickets, a little annoying.not a lot to see

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was just beautiful the day we climbed up to the top of the lighthouse. The view was breathtaking. There are 750 steps so not everyone could make it but there are rest stops ever-so-often on the climb. The grounds are set up just as the last lightkeeper had used them. His house had authentic furniture and had been refurbished... More

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