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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
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+1 912-786-5801
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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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Lots of steps

Find the free parking and be sure to go to the museum. In between walk the beautiful grounds, take lots of pictures and if possible go up to the top.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Find the free parking and be sure to go to the museum. In between walk the beautiful grounds, take lots of pictures and if possible go up to the top.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't get to go inside (guess I'll have to come back! hehe), but wow. So lovely from the outside. We came around sunset--perfect time. Can't wait to come back and check out in the inside!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well preserved light house with associated buildings. Great view from the top. Enjoyed the restored buildings, the video and all the graphics. Be sure you drive past the first paved parking to the light house entry and the free parking. I wasted 4 bucks on the wrong lot. It appears Tybee gladly takes advantage of suckers like me.Like the lady... More 

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Columbia City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I wasn't able to walk up the lighthouse (178 steps) other family members did and viewed the areas around. It was amazing. They have other buildings to see from the 1800's which is full of history and interesting to see. The museum is also full of history with old artifacts and treasures to be seen by all. This only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see while visiting Tybee Island as long as you can handle a lot of stairs! The fee includes the lighthouse, the historic buildings surrounding it, and the museum. The lighthouse has a spiral staircase with 178 stairs. I got a little claustrophobic but there are six landings with a window at each one, so that helped.... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Tybee Island Lighthouse today. It is very well maintained and there is a lot of other buildings to see and they have a very nice gift shop also. The views from the top of the lighthouse are amazing. We saw cargo ships comma the entire Tybee Island, the rivers, the homes and the beach.

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Plant City, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At $9 a ticket for adults I was disappointed after leaving. The lighthouse has a great view at around 270 steps up to the top if I remember correctly. The battery/museum is underwhelming but may be more interesting for people looking for some local history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice tour. Of course, view from the top of the lighthouse was great. Our tour guide was so gracious. Lots of history and information. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the grounds were and all that was offered.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to this lighthouse and museum without any knowledge of the area or property. During our visit, we were thrilled to gain historical knowledge and a great appreciation for those who built and cared for the lighthouse. The price is extremely reasonable, and the property is easy to get to. What a great place to visit! We absolutely loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is very friendly. The grounds and facilities are all very well kept. Everything was perfect! The kids enjoyed it very much as well.

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