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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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Columbia, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were recently out at Tybee Island for the lighthouse. It is really pretty and worth the trip. We then went to the museum because it was included in the Light House price. The museum was very interesting and factual. We enjoyed it very much. The light house is 178 steps up. If you take your time,... More

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Oralndo
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A little hard to find; however, once we found it, enjoyed, Did not pay to climb the stairs of the lighthouse, I knew I wouldn't make it. A very lovely gift shop.

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our family toured the lighthouse museum and the lighthouse grounds. Very good information, full of history. It is very well maintained and we had a great time.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
85 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Spiral staircase in this lighthouse wider and more pleasant than others we've climbed; there were several landings on which one can rest on the way up and down. Welcome breezes from open windows along the climb. Climbing to the top of lighthouses makes me feel young, so I'll continue to do so as long as I'm able to.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The lighthouse admission include a climb to the top of the Lighthouse and a visit to the other buildings on the grounds and across the street. The shop was delightful and parking was convenient. We opted for lunch instead of visiting the building across the street. We were very tired and a bit sore the next day. There were wasps... More

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Indiana, United States
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122 reviews 122 reviews
51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here while we where on the island. It was very pretty and we got to climb to the top. The steps where not as steep as some other lighthouses we had been in and was easy to climb. At the top the view was awesome.

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Palm City, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

178 steps up th spiral staircase to the to the top of the lighthouse will get you some very beautiful views. Down below, you will see how the light keeper lived (his home is also on display). Included in your $9 admission is the museum. This is so interesting I might even call it the main attraction. The museum is... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Well worth a visit in the very pleasant location of Tybee Island. Good parking and close to the town where there are plenty of good shops and some quality restaurants. Easy access.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I would have expected it to be a little less expensive. Still worth the views. Consider waiting if you have very small children. My 2.5yr old had issues with the stairs. Over all good, I will go again, esp at sunset if possible.

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Asia
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39 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is a lighthouse complex on Tybee Island. It's a site presenting a museum-store, lighthouse, the lighthouse keepers quarters, and related buildings. It's about a 25-minute drive from I-95 to this place on route 80 out to Tybee. There's an entrance fee. The operators offer opportunities to donate $50 or more (tax deductible for US taxpayers) for an annual... More

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