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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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30 Meddin Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9733
+1 912-786-5801
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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 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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30 Meddin Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9733
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"across the street"
in 285 reviews
"light house"
in 204 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 87 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 51 reviews
"keeper's house"
in 36 reviews
"historical society"
in 31 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 27 reviews
"gift shop"
in 122 reviews
"fort screven"
in 51 reviews
"free parking"
in 81 reviews
"light station"
in 37 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 21 reviews
"walk up"
in 21 reviews
"interesting history"
in 39 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 26 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 21 reviews
"pay to park"
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Reviewed yesterday

I was able to climb all 178 steps to the top. Thank goodness for the landings on each flight that I could stop and catch my breath along with the cool ocean breezes coming through the "windows". Wish we had known prior to parking in...More

Thank Rhonda63
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Before paying to get in, before feeling the leg burn of 178 stairs, ask if the top of the lighthouse is even open! Can you imagine our disappointment upon getting to the top and the door was padlocked shut? Got back to the bottom and...More

Thank Danny W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a large group and were pulled aside for a special group rate. Only a few persons are allowed up to the lighthouse at a time but fortunately we did not have to wait long. It is basically a self guided tour but very...More

Thank P9993XDkarenm
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great light house with your typical amazing views. 178 steps!! Get ready to feel the burn! But it’s worth it. I promise you. The staff was nice but not very helpful. When we entered through the gift shop, staff was engaged in conversation and continued...More

Thank Cflores419
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the dozen or so Class 1 lighthouses left on the Eastern Seaboard. Interesting history behind lighthouses on this point going back to the colonial beginning of Georgia. The climb to the top is rigorous, and can be awkward if crowds are...More

Thank gkrohm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for close up viewing and climbing a light house! Easy to get to, ample parking and small well stocked gift shop!!!

Thank rkpthbr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the light house back in March, and as it was my first lighthouse I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. The views in the lighthouse were awesome! Before touring the actual lighthouse, you get tour the grounds below- I learned a lot about...More

Thank srposto
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a an active lighthouse and you can climb to the top for nice views of the area. The ticket also includes admission to the buildings which have been restored and provide a glimpse into the lives of the lighthouse keepers. We enjoyed our...More

Thank Evelyn C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a drive out to Tybee Island just to visit this beautiful lighthouse. It is nicely maintained, and one of the keeper's homes has been restored with antiques to show what it may have looked like in the early 1900's. They do charge admission,...More

Thank Becky Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The admission price includes visiting the lighthouse and the grounds and other buildings. The guide indicated it was 177 steps to the top and the wife counted exactly 177. The view from the top was great even though it was cloudy and rainy that day....More

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Katbond23
January 24, 2018|
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Response from NicoleCOshawa | Reviewed this property |
yes it is across the road but you need to find alternate parking if you do I believe
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mrjahoney
July 3, 2017|
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Response from tinasyummies | Reviewed this property |
There isn't! We took our 3 year old and infant!
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Susan C
January 9, 2017|
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Response from tybeelighthouse | Property representative |
$9 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 17, seniors, and military. Children 5 and under are free.
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