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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: +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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Trip up the lighthouse was fun.

The lighthouse is the highlight of this visit. There is some history too. If you take the time to learn about the lighthouse and fort history, you could spend 3 hours here. My... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rochester, New York
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Tybee Island, GA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is FORT SCREVEN , not Fort SCRIVEN !!!! Nasty careless typo is a stain on LocalWeather page. Please fix it!!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse is the highlight of this visit. There is some history too. If you take the time to learn about the lighthouse and fort history, you could spend 3 hours here. My wife and I enjoyed everything the location had to offer but the trip to the top of the lighthouse was the highlight. It is a little bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely well preserved light station. Incredibly friendly, helpful staff, and well worth the price ($9 adults 7$ seniors, children and military). Things to know: 1) FREE Parking at lighthouse (city lot across the street charges). 2) They stop letting people in at 4:30 so don't be late. 3) Lighthouse can shut down for bad weather. And 4) It is closed... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a review of the light-station only; not the Tybee Museum (located across the street from the light-station). 1. Ownership. This light station is owned, operated and has been restored by the Tybee Island Historical Society. They also operate the Tybee Museum (across the street in one of the batteries of Fort Screven). 2. Caveats/Fair Warning/up-front information 2.a. Inclement... More 

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Bonaire, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The local historical society has done well preserving the lighthouse and the adjacent buildings, which include the original living quarters. I think adults/parents would get more out of it than kids. You can take the stairs to the top of the light house. If you are not a physical person and not fit, or have limitations, don't try the stairs.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Tybee island Lighthouse. Even though we did not tour inside of the lighthouse, which came at an additional charge. We enjoy walking on the grounds and enjoying the wonderful pictorial views.

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Craig, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice museum and grounds, but the lighthouse really is the star of the show. You can see the entire island from the top and I think it's kinda of a bonding experience with the other tourists that have also made the climb.

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Thank Shaeraven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done information board in front of the lighthouse. I didn't know how old the lighthouse was. There was a very nice video on the history. I enjoyed touring the lighthouse keeper's house.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a short walk to the light house this morning and it was very interesting. Walking through the old army base which is mainly residential now then you round a corner and boom there it is. The lady at the ticket booth was very informative as well as all the other volunteers. The lighthouse was the jewel. I've been... More 

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phoenix, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the entire tour and climbed to the top of the lighthouse...not for those with a fear of heights but the views are a 360 amazing sight!

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