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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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Beautiful Lighthouse along with its surrounding buildings! Love it every time we go there. Great place for everyone to visit. Parents with older kids who are able to climb the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vidalia, Georgia

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Vidalia, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Lighthouse along with its surrounding buildings! Love it every time we go there. Great place for everyone to visit. Parents with older kids who are able to climb the stairs on their own.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Prepare to climb a lot of stairs. They also have several other building to tour which are interesting. We stopped by one day a the line was very long. We went back when it first opened the next day and there was no line. I would recommend going first thing in the morning to avoid the lines and the heat.... More 

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Thank 18Bucketlist
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was so pretty and had so much history. We loved that the house was decorated with things from the family. All of the employees wede very nice. The video with the daughter was very nice as well.

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Thank Laharris575
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was hot but we went to the top and it was well worth it - the views were spectacular! The different buildings and history were very interesting too.

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Thank Liz B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we didn't go inside the lighthouse it was still nice to stop by for a bit. If you like lighthouses it's worth a visit.

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Thank D Keith A
Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sometimes, not always, the lighthouse is open in the evening. It's a beautiful time to go as the shrimp boats are returning up the river and they are all lit up. Very pretty sight. The lighthouse is open most days and worth a visit for the incredible view. Go early before it gets super hot.

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Thank atlashead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lot of steps! Great visit to lighthouse. Lots of history. Very interesting seeing the house light keeper lived in. Musem across street had interesting display on history of the swimsuit!

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Thank wildchildk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't just a light house they have a wonderful musuem included in the admission that includes history of Savannah, Military history, and the foundation of Tybee Island itself!!

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Thank Megan T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So cute. Short drive from savannah. Great way to beat the heat. Only downfall is paid parking everywhere. Not too much to do but relax. Went during week and place was all to ourselves

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Thank missbobbib
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One more lighthouse visit to add to our list. Not impress and I think the price for what you get to see or enjoy is expensive even with military discount. I will just take this experience as one more to add to the list.

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