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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.

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Climb the 178 steps for an awesome view

I like lighthouses in general, but I particularly like Tybee. If you are able, it is worth the climb up the 178 steps for a spectacular view. The day we were there, it was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Carie501
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Knoxville
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Knoxville
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I like lighthouses in general, but I particularly like Tybee. If you are able, it is worth the climb up the 178 steps for a spectacular view. The day we were there, it was very clear and the view over the ocean was awesome. I was here several years ago, but there have been several improvements since that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great fun trip with the family. Lighthouse is a hike up but worth it by all means. Workers and volunteers are really great people.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We walked all the way up to the top of the lighthouse, and the view was well worth it! I believe it was 178 steps to the top, so not for the faint hearted. The history of lighthouses and the lighthouse on Tybee Island were also very interesting. Free parking all day at the lighthouse if you decide to go... More 

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We spent 8 days driving from Corolla, NC to Tybee Island, GA. We stopped at all the lighthouses along the way. Tybees' complex is top notch. The grounds are beautiful. The buildings are lovingly restored. The lighthouse is beautiful. The view from the top is awesome. My best recommendation is go early!! Like when they open early. We arrived slightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the whole experience...make sure you park in lighthouse parking instead of paid lots...we enjoyed the climb to the top, the views, and the well stocked gift shop!! Such a great memory!!

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panama city beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

great fort next door , good seafood restaurant , great gift shop great place for pics , stray cats live there :) old orange cat very friendly small dog park :(

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is not the nicest lighthouse I've ever seen. Kind of hard to get to. Didn't go into the museum so can't comment on that. I guess if you have nothing else to do to drive from Savannah to Tybee Island to see the lighthouse makes for an adventure, but It to me was just not that big a deal.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Although I'm terrified of heights I still climbed 175 steps to the top! There are three more steps that lead the the actual light itself inside. The view is quite incredible! I was surprised at how small the landing around the top was. It was quite a hike up and down but I'm glad I did it!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Mom wanted family pics on the beach. Mom got them ! The whole family drove to Tybee just to fulfill moms dream. It was Memorial Day weekend. No too bad though. The beach for beautiful. We had a great time. (no water time - it was cold) We were able to get beach shots, sand dune shots, & lighthouse shots.... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As I work at a lighthouse myself, I wanted to make an effort to visit another one on my vacation. All in all it is very lovely, and the grounds are well-kempt. We spent very little time visiting but didn't feel compelled to walk around a whole lot anyway.

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