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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

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Lighthouse worth seeing-but the cost!

We bought the dual entry lighthouse/WW II pass and were shocked to hear the huge increase in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Great view of the island.

The museum was very interesting and the 126 steps to the top was a lot of fun, and the view was... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the dual entry lighthouse/WW II pass and were shocked to hear the huge increase in price=$20 adult and $10 for under 12!!! Military will get NO big discount here either (it was $18 adult/$8 under 12!) BUT historical society members are free-LOL! We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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SSILight, Public Relations Manager at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Coastal Georgia Historical Society is always interested in our visitors’ experiences, so we appreciate your feedback on admission fees and the new World War II Home Front Museum. As a non-profit organization, we rely on admissions and memberships to preserve and maintain the St. Simons...More

Reviewed May 21, 2019

The museum was very interesting and the 126 steps to the top was a lot of fun, and the view was wonderful even though I am scared of heights, I enjoyed it.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

This was a nice attraction to visit and the climb to the top of the lighthouse is well worth the effort. In the museum there are very nice people, a gift shop and a theater to watch a short film about the history of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Don W
Reviewed May 19, 2019

You must go in and buy your ticket in the shop prior to entering the lighthouse area. Even if you have purchased the combination ticket from the war war to Homestead and you have your receipt they will not except that for entry into the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

We visited and there is a very informative museum and then you can climb the lighthouse for $12. Worth it to see the view.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AudraC877
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Amazing setting right on the water. Traditional lighthouse within a waterfront park. Great main building set up with a museum.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Staugreg
Reviewed May 15, 2019

We enjoy touring lighthouses. This one has a nice film to introduce it and interesting displays.. You get an idea of how the keepers lived. While it is getting harder to climb the 129 steps to the top, it is worth it for the view....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Batmom7
Reviewed May 11, 2019

Any time you get to climb and take in a view from a lighthouse you should do it, it never disappoints. This is no exception....and the museum is well presented....fresh, informative exhibits that do not overwhelm the visitors

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Monty B
Reviewed May 10, 2019

This lighthouse is well preserved with great views of the water and surrounding neighborhood. The museum does a nice job of explaining the workings of an old kerosene lighthouse, and the family life of the light keeper. The original lighthouse was built in 1810, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GilB867
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We enjoyed a catered dinner at the Lighthouse for a family wedding, the museum was interesting and facility lovely to see.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from SSILight | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, Susan. There is wheelchair/scooter accessibility around the Lighthouse site and in the first floor of the museum. Our museum docents can provide materials showing what is in the rooms on the... More