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“Wet paint, couldn't climb the lighthouse, why didn't you tell me that in the first place?”

Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
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$205.00*
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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).
Reviewed February 9, 2012

After getting our tickets and being sent over to the museum, we returned to the lighthouse to find that we couldn't even enter it because they just painted it. Why didn't they tell us that before we wasted our time, the lighthouse is the only part worth seeing. The museum is self guided and mostly consists of a bunch of signs and wordage on the walls that you just walk through and read. Not much to see at all.

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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We were sorry it is actually closed the 3 weeks we are here. I do enjoy seeing it and not needing a night light in our rental. cute gift shop

Thank hutchgigi
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We stopped in here to enjoy a climb up the light, and got the bonus as the weather was great and we got a clear morning and low tourist traffic as well. We were able to stay up on top for as long as we wanted. The overview of the former fort next door, and the beachfront just beyond. The lighthouse grounds were very nice to tour, and the walk down to the beach afterwards was a great payoff.

Thank mdkadk
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

While I did not get to climb the 178 steps (closed for a month while paint inside being stripped) it was a great visit my first time on Tybee.

Thank Hollycraft
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Beautiful lighthouse with a great view. Includes a short film and small restored buildings.

Thank carynsdad
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