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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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Morganton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. It covers the history of the light house and all of its keepers. It even covers information on the civil war. Very pretty view. Would recommend going in the morning because it gets really hot climbing all of those stairs. Also they offer discounts to college students with their student ids!!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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528 reviews 528 reviews
245 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum provides a unique history of the island and the lighthouse from the beginning until recent times. It was easy to find and not too far away from Savannah making it a good day trip. There is a fee to visit which covers both the lighthouse and museum which is located across the street.... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Climbed the 178 steps up to the top....excellent view. Houses on the property are restored And you can go in the keepers cottage that has original furnishings. Also a video about the lighthouse itself. Very good to see.

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Arlington, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lighthouse, worth a drive. Would be better to go to the top when it's cooler :D They have a gift shop too and tours.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved this lighthouse. Kind of scary climbing the steps though! Nice beach nearby, staff was great and informative but you had to pay for parking

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a neatly kept lighthouse. Nice walk up to the top with a beautiful view. Thought it was a little overpriced but would pay it again. They allowed us to remain parked at the lighthouse while we walked over to the beach for about an hour. Guides were knowledgeable.

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metro Atlanta
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Staffed by very friendly and helpful people. As well as the beautiful, historic lighthouse, there are several renovated buildings to visit on the site. Some are decorated, some hold different exhibits. All worth visiting, as well as the museum across the street and the cottage adjoining the property. Parking is included with admission. Unless you enjoy waiting on line, I... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's become tradition that we go up this lighthouse when on the island. 178 steps to the top- you're hot, out of breath but the view is amazing!! The price of admission also includes the museum. The buildings around the lighthouse give you a glimpse into the past. Worth it if you have the time!!

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Winchester,TN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Wow! The climb to the lighthouse totally proved to me how out of shape I am but boy was it worth it! Our family loved taking in the view from the top of this historic landmark. Going back down was much easier! Once down we explored the keepers houses and watched the short film and went to the giftshop which... More

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Walford, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We paid around $50 for our family to go in, both museums are included. Kids weren't interested in reading about any of the history, so it was not a great choice for the money. If the kids weren't with us, it may have been a better experience. Very nice people. If you go, don't pay for parking like we did,... More

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