We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A visit to Tybee Island”

Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Fort Pulaski and Downtown Savannah Helicopter Tour
More Info
and up
Savannah Sunset Helicopter Tour
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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).
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A visit to Tybee Island”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had some time so we went out to Tybee Island to the Lighthouse. It was a little rainy the day we went but the grounds were very interesting. The light keepers houses were fun to see. Climbing the stairs to the top of the lighthouse was a bit of a challenge, not as young as I used to be, but well worth it. The fee also got you in the fort by the sea so its well worth the price.

Visited May 2013
Thank Steve M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,959 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level 6 Contributor
674 reviews
341 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 827 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Tybee Island is fun all on its own. The lighthouse, though is really a thing of beauty. There is a historic park next to it, but a story to be lived at the lighthouse. Well worth the trip.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank nabenom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Lovely view”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a lovely lighthouse, and the view from the lighthouse is great. Our kids, aged 3 and 5 were actually able to climb all 170 stairs up and down. Afterwards our 3 year old took a nice nap (very rare for him). I would totally recommend it to anyone who likes to visit lighthouses!

Visited March 2013
Thank Vivi E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Platteville, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“$9 Stairmaster, 178 steps to the top!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

They have a place to park next to the lighthouse DO NOT PAY TO PARK! You pay at the booth, and travel through the gift shop to get outside. While they have quite a few buildings open for examples of a lighthouse keeper, the majority of people climb the lighthouse, I would recommend doing this before you go home, if you get leg cramps easily, or maybe do some stretches... they have 5 landings for the lighthouse (sadly no place to sit.)

Visited April 2013
Thank MsSparklyS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must see on Tybee”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

When we got to the lighthouse, there was construction going on, so it was very confusing and frustrating parking, and even more frustrating walking in. There weren't any signs telling us which way to go in, so we did a lot of unnecessary walking. The lighthouse itself was amazing. We got some really great pictures on the grounds. My three year old loved it! The gift shop was also really great. I'm not sure how often we will go back when we visit Tybee, but definitely a must see if you ever go!

Visited August 2012
Thank Daphnekay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum also viewed

Tybee Island, Georgia Coast
Tybee Island, Georgia Coast

Been to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing