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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: 19127865801
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Tybee Island Lighthouse was built in 1773 and is the oldest Lighthouse...

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, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, St. Patrick's Day (or the day of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade).

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Very clean and interesting visit

I understood this was handled by the Historic Society that have done a wonderful job. As you purchase a reasonable ticket, the area is explained to you by an attendant. Climb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I understood this was handled by the Historic Society that have done a wonderful job. As you purchase a reasonable ticket, the area is explained to you by an attendant. Climb the lighthouse and visit the home and different buildings on display. The antiques are beautiful. You'll love it. Get directions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent grounds and the lighthouse was gorgeous. The view at the top is priceless. I do suggest going early in the morning to beat the heat and the crowds. Asked my girlfriend to marry me after our climb. Will be making a yearly trip back!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a neat experience walking up to the top of the lighthouse! The old keepers house and affiliated tybee museum were also very cool. The museum is inside a battery which is so much bigger than you will ever imagine looking at it from the outside! (I had never been in a battery so I did not know what to... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been visiting the Tybee Lighthouse for over 20 years, great photo ops for our kids from babies on back packs to college age! Walking up the stairs works up a sweat, but then the nice breeze and views on top are worth it, and another reason to justify stopping by Sugar Shack! The museum gift shop is typical,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed visiting this lighthouse. The staff were very nice and helpful. There are 178 winding stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Every 25 steps on the way up has a landing where you can look out a window. Once you reach the top you can walk around the top. The keeper's house and summer kitchen were interesting to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not to bad, I expected more than an empty house, gift shop and a light house with 187 steps. The walk up is hot and exsausting. Even the skinny fit couples were out of breath. Good luck.

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Marion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth checking out. A lot of history about the lighthouse and you can climb to the top and take some awesome pictures.

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Climbed to the top of the lighthouse.178 cast iron stairs. It was warm, but worth it. Lots of volunteers to share the history. Well worth the money. Be sure to take advantage of their free parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We only went into the lighthouse and fort, but there were several old houses that were also included in the entry fee. We go to the lighthouse at about 9:15 am and it was very hot until reaching the observation deck at the top, so I would recommend getting there during the morning. My kids (ages 3 and 7) had... More 

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Mineral Wells, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love lighthouses, go! It's a deal at only $9.00 and you can actually climb to the top if you want to. If it's hot, getting to the top is worth it for the breeze off the ocean. You get a great view of that end of the island all around. Also cool off in one of the restored... More 

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