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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
30 Meddin Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9733
+1 912-786-5801
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you are able to make the trip up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse it is worth it for the view!!!

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I have been here on several occasions, but unless you are young or in great health, I would not suggest climbing up the stairs in the summer. You can learn a lot about the lighthouse's history and how they used to have to light it...More

Thank James J
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Really enjoyed the history behind the Lighthouse. It was really hot the day we attempted the journey up the lighthouse. The scenery was beautiful. You can stop every 25 steps and look out the windows. Legs were really sore the next day, but if your...More

Thank cherryfol
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter for the first time. The stairs seem to have become my enemy..lol take your time. Enjoy the climb. Spend some time up at the top. It will be worth it. I promise. Breathtaking view.

Thank Zealouzone
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

First time to Tybee and so we spent the morning exploring. One stop was the lighthouse. The grounds are well keep and the staff friendly and knowledgable. Although I doubted my ability I was able to climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse....More

Thank Insgoddess
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum was a fun place to visit. It was a very hot day and the sprinklers were on you at the ticket office. The lighthouse steps were do-able, but slowly with breaks for us. Stunning views from the top! One...More

Thank Trumpster175
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The Tybee Lighthouse and Museum is definitely worth a visit. The volunteers are so friendly and informative, and they really appreciate your visit. They have done a great job restoring all of the outbuildings to their original 1930s state. It is 179 steps up the...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice presentation of the history... really interesting to learn about the different stages. This lighthouse was originally built in 1773. James Olgethorpe, who designed Savannah, had the foresight to know that a lighthouse would be needed. Great history lesson, and a good challenge getting to...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Not badly priced. Didn't take us very long to see the lighthouse and grounds, but we enjoyed the climb to the top of the lighthouse. Beautiful views. The museum across the street is nice and tells the history of the island. We found that interesting....More

Thank SilverCreek
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Check hours for the lighthouse tour before you go. I got there at 530 and they stopped selling tickets at that time but the gift shop was open and even though I missed the tour I was able to get a few pictures of the...More

Thank dianne19592016
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July 3, 2017|
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Response from tinasyummies | Reviewed this property |
There isn't! We took our 3 year old and infant!
Susan C
January 9, 2017|
Response from tybeelighthouse | Property representative |
$9 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 17, seniors, and military. Children 5 and under are free.
October 8, 2016|
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Response from tybeelighthouse | Property representative |
Jolyblond, we are now open for business.