Tybee Island Light Station And Museum

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Tybee Island Light Station And Museum

Tybee Island Light Station And Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Lighthouses
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Tybee Island Lighthouse was built in 1773 and is the oldest Lighthouse in Georgia. An entry ticket allows you to see the Lighthouse, the Head Keepers Cottage, the 2nd Assistant Keepers Cottage, the Summer Kitchen and the Tybee Island Museum across the street. The Lighthouse is CLOSED TUESDAYS, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, St. Patrick's Day (or the day of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade).
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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vdf1199
Corryton, TN86 contributions
Tybee Island Lighthouse
Jun 2021
Climbing to the top of any lighthouse and looking out at the spectacular views are always one of my favorite things to do. The views of the ocean were so pretty from atop the Lighthouse. It is also very good exercise. There are places to step aside on each set of stairs so that you can rest for a few minutes and catch your breath before moving on up. The grounds were very interesting as well learning about how life was when somebody really had to work the lighthouse and hear how the families lived back then. I would definitely do it again in a heartbeat.
Written June 18, 2021
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Happy Trails, Mary
Indianapolis, IN258 contributions
Cute little lighthouse
Jun 2021
I visited shortly after sunrise, so the museum and lighthouse were not open yet. I read that you can climb to the top.
Written June 13, 2021
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Tricia E
Columbia, South Carolina, United States73 contributions
Shine a Light on Me
May 2021
Visiting the lighthouse is fun. You can climb 178 stairs to the top. Our friends got engaged up there.
Written June 11, 2021
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ddmullis
Atlanta, GA3,761 contributions
Great Afternoon Escape
May 2021 • Friends
This lighthouse offers an amazing place to disconnect and be with family. The grounds are simply stunning and kept immaculate. The vast amount of history they have documented is amazing. Allow 2 plus hours to enjoy this beautiful place

It’s an interesting drive to reach the location however it’s a beautiful drive in a beach village.
Written June 7, 2021
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Weil3
Kansas City, MO93 contributions
Tybee light house visit!
Jun 2021 • Couples
The light house is a great way to spend your afternoon in Tybee. Not only do you get to get in all your exercise climbing the steps but you also get a great view of the island! The museum is rich in history and we learned a lot!
Written June 6, 2021
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KatWat39
Canton, GA446 contributions
Climb the Stairs if You Dare
Jun 2021
Interesting light house with a history! Check it out. If you can go during the week when there are fewer people, you can climb the stairs if you dare! Lovely place, whether you do stairs or just view from afar.
Written June 3, 2021
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Zeb
Myrtle Beach, SC261 contributions
Only 178 steps to top.
May 2021
Enjoyed the trip up the lighthouse, grounds, and museum. Plus, on Monday's from 4-7pm there is a Farmer's Market on the grounds that is well worth attending.
Written May 25, 2021
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teenamt
Powder Springs, GA73 contributions
Must see!
May 2021 • Friends
Rented bikes from Tybee Island Bike rentals (they deliver!!) & headed out to the other end of Tybee to check out the lighthouse. Grounds are beautifully maintained. The ladies at the ticket booth and entrance to the lighthouse were so pleasant as was the lady working at the gift shop. The steps weren't nearly as much of a challenge as I had envisioned. Nice rest stops every 25 steps with a window which had a nice breeze the day my daughter and I went. The views were spectacular !!! We also loved wandering around the grounds. Great way to spend an hour or so while in Tybee!
Written May 23, 2021
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appe33
Fayetteville, GA65 contributions
Fun and Interesting History Lesson
May 2021
Although the line was too long to climb the lighthouse stairs on a Saturday, we saw a video and visited the surrounding buildings. The light keepers housing was set up with the actual furniture and belongings of the family. Very interesting. Your entry fee includes touring the entire area including the fort across the street, the beach, and parking. Well worth $10 per person.
Written May 18, 2021
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StephanieSTJohn
Wilmington, NC304 contributions
Historic and interesting
May 2021
I really enjoyed the lightkeeper's house after watching the movie to find that at least some of the furnishings were original to the family who lived there. We didn't go up in the lighthouse but many did and said it was 178 steps or something like that.
Written May 13, 2021
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Tybee Island Light Station And Museum is open:
  • Wed - Mon 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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