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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
30 Meddin Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9733
+1 912-786-5801
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All reviews across the street light house worth the climb afraid of heights keeper's house catch your breath observation deck surrounding buildings gift shop historical society fort screven light station free parking spiral staircase interesting history worth the trip self guided tour
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I just love lighthouses and this one did not let me down. I would definitely go back to visit. Hoping to plan a visit for this summer to visit this lighthouse and local beach.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M6765KTsheilah
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved visiting this lighthouse and wish greatly that it hadn't been so foggy on the day that we visited. You are allowed to climb to the very top and I suggest that you at least climb to the first landing if you are unable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ColoradoRN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family went up in the lighthouse and had a fantastic time! Loved the history surrounding the lighthouse and battery! Has beach access also and that was very convenient cause we wanted to do both..guide in the museum was very kind and informative..if you like history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GlobeTrotting736616
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view once you get to the top of the tower, if you cannot do all the steps you can still have a nice visit on the grounds. Their houses and the museum across the street are very interesting and you can get a nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WelovetovacaMM259
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lighthouse, very historic, kids had a great history lesson. great place on Tybee near the beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnuragA136
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is maintained and managed by the historical society. The admission gets you: parking, access to keepers house, a couple of additional assistant keepers cottages, a relocated historic home, the battery museum across the street, and the 178 steps to the top of Tybee...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BAEberly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is in the vicinity of a beautiful and historic Lighthouse that you can climb up to the top viewing deck. The Museum in a historic and well-preserved building houses pictures and artifacts of the civil war events that took place in the area....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SunTan53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enter the gift shop to purchase tickets. Parking is included in price of admission. There are several cottages on the property to tour. One of the cottages has a movie to watch about the history of the lighthouse. The lighthouse has 178 steps. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JadziaD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heck of a climb and my muscles hated me for a couple of days, but it was beautiful! A little windy at the top so hold on to your hats. The adjoining cottages were fun to look at. Nothing great. Some neat artifacts dug up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very cool historic place to check out. It’s only $9 per person so you can’t beat it! If you’re into History, you’ll love these museums. It’s truly fascinating! You can climb all the way to the top of the lighthouse as well....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Linda P
October 18, 2018|
Response from teamlivingston | Reviewed this property |
Yes she can definitely get close enough to take a picture you just can’t go inside after 4:30 PM.
Dana A
May 16, 2018|
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Response from tybeelighthouse | Property representative |
Our discounts are: $7 for seniors, military, and children ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and under are free. To qualify for the group rate you need 10 or more people.
January 24, 2018|
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Response from jenngMartin1111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Short walk to the beach. Enjoyed the being able to be outside the whole time.