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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
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Owner description: 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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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Great view from the top. Better have good legs for all those steps

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely lighthouse and grounds”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

We all enjoyed climbing the 178 spiral steps to the top of the Tybee Light House (there are resting platforms every 25 steps with a window). The views of Tybee Island were spectacular. Along with the lighthouse, there are several of the original buildings associated with the lighthouse keeper, including his house in which he and his 4 children lived. There is a short film that has the youngest of the children (now a woman in her 70's) talks about growing up on Tybee Island. It is a short and informative video that i recommend. It is shown in one of the old buildings on the property. The house is decorated with items that were donated by the keeper's family to make it look as much like it did when they lived there. I found it very homey. There is also a rennovated beach cottage next to the property that you are permitted to explore. It is similar to lots of old Florida cottages in style. Right now it has no furniture. I recommend and trip to the Tybee Lighthouse for the history, views, and exercise! Tip: the parking at the lighthouse is free, if you are visiting it. Be sure to park in their grass lot (not the pay municipal lot across the street).

Visited December 2011
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“not worth the money”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

It was $8 per person to gain admittance, it was pretty unimpressive. To top it off, Tybee island is not a great setting, so the view from the top was not something to marvel at.

Visited January 2012
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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Get ready to climb stairs”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

The stairs in the light house are definatley a hike but once you get to the top and see the view it's well worth it!!! I think it's 178-180 stairs and they are steap spiral stairs

Visited January 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A good hike but unexceptional”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Staff are friendly but the fee ($8) is as steep as the stairs. You both enter and exit through the gift shop.

Visited December 2011
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