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“Best restoration of a lighthouse and its grounds”

Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
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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).
Salisbury, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Best restoration of a lighthouse and its grounds”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

A lot of steps. Bring comfortable shoes and water. Maybe to much for small children but the view is out of this world at the top of the lighthouse. I love the gift shop and there is so much history to absorb while visiting including the museum across the street. I believe the lighthouse is closed on Tues. A must see while on Tybee.

Visited July 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Grounds and tower open for a price”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Seneca, South Carolina
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 :)

Visited June 2014
1 Thank 77Boomer
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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!

Visited June 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic view from the top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse!”
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.

Visited May 2014
Thank Donna G
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