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.

“Grounds and tower open for a price”

Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Book In Advance
More Info
$205.00*
and up
Fort Pulaski and Downtown Savannah Helicopter Tour
More Info
$349.00*
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).
Reviewed June 8, 2014

We don't climb the lights, only photograph them; didn't pay the price to go on grounds, but were able to walk around on the outside and get good images. Don't think they should charge for the grounds alone; even looked like there was a charge to go in to the museum/gift shop area, but couldn't really tell for sure.

1  Thank JohnandJana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (2,027)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,414 - 1,418 of 2,027 reviews

Reviewed June 8, 2014

This place is pristine. The historical society folks are dong a great job.
It may be a bit boring for young kids or if you are not into history, even so - the view from the top is worth the $9 for admission!
We are in our 50's and this was a 'something to do' other than go to the beach.
You get to tour the lighthouse, the surrounding buildings, and the battery museum across the street. The lighthouse itself is still a functioning lighthouse and it has nice little landings on the way up and down for those that need to take a break during their climb. As many reviewers have stated - the view from the top is awesome!
The battery museum across the street is included in the price of admission and is a neat little place. We learned that Tybee used to be the primo beach resort on the east coast back in the day! They had a huge pavillion that burned down and was not rebuilt.
Lots of old pictures and nostalgia.
We had a good time :)

1  Thank 77Boomer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have a special place in my heart for lighthouses and this one did not disappoint. It was easy to find. Just follow the turtles. Excellent view of the island after a long walk up!

Thank Lisa P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Admission was $9 for the three over 18 and $7 for our 16 year old. Parking was free. The staff was friendly and was careful to allow approximately 25 people in the lighthouse at one time which helped immensely in navigating the 178 steps to the top. There are landings to help with congestion on the stairs. The view from the top is fantastic! Worth every step! We enjoyed the peripheral buildings as well as the battery across the street. We took advantage of being so close to the North Beach Bar & Grill and had a great lunch there.

Thank Donna G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Very nice view at the top but the climb up is a challenge ! If u go on a windy day you better hold on to your hats or they will be a goner!

Thank katie&sadie'smom
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