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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 30 Meddin Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9733
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+1 912-786-5801
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

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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light house closed for repairs :(

This is a beautiful lighthouse!!! The keeper's hose, kitchen, etc. are very well maintained and the museum was very impressive. The gift shop was great!! I am a lighthouse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful lighthouse!!! The keeper's hose, kitchen, etc. are very well maintained and the museum was very impressive. The gift shop was great!! I am a lighthouse enthusiast so I came away with a sweatshirt, coffee mug, and a cap. We live too far away to come back to climb the lighthouse so I wish it had been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a stop we made at the last minute, and I'm so glad we did. The light house was open and we stepped up to the top with only a little huffing and puffing, they do 25 steps at a time and a window to look out of, and before you know it your at the top with beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse is closed right now so you can't go up. I'm sure the view is neat. However, given the admission prices I doubt we would have gone up anyway. Parking is "pay to park" like most of Savannah/Tybee. Fort Screven is right there too. Forget about going up on St Pats day. This whole area is shutting down for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here to go into the lighthouse but discovered it is closed until March 18 for repairs and restoration. That was disappointing, however, I did tour the other historic buildings to learn about the history of the area. The information here was great and almost made up for not getting to go up in the lighthouse.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 3/11 but the lighthouse was not open for tours, we understand it re-open on 3/18. There was ample parking and the exterior is very well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed on arriving to learn that due to repairs, the lighthouse is closed until March 18, so you can't climb it. The admission is slightly reduced. The rest of the buildings are open. The place is immaculately maintained, and the keeper's house, kitchen, etc. are very well reconstructed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited while the lighthouse was under renovations so we didn't get to climb up to the top. We were aware when we made the reservations. It was still worth it though. We got a guided tour of the house and grounds and learned some history about it. It is a really beautiful area. Will visit again so we can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

90 foot high old historical lighthouse. This is worth a visit if only for some outside pictures. Paid parking.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got an uber from downtown only to find it and the gift shop are closed until at least march 18 for renovations. That's not listed anywhere on the website. Out the uber money and lost experience..

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tybeelighthouse, Manager at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, responded to this review

Sorry for then inconnvenience, but our closure has been listed on our website and our Facebook page since the beginning of February when the work began. Perhaps you looked at a website that was not ours. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really impressed with the whole museum. Be sure to see every building and learn the history. The lighthouse has 178 steps and they limit how many go up at a time so try to come on a weekday if possible. Watch the film of the history first and the whole place will mean more. As far as the... More 

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