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Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum

30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, Georgia 31328 USA

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Open Now
Wed 9a-4:30p
  • Independent

“guiding mariners safe entrance for over 270 years”

Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America's most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).

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Reviewed by
katiecorley17

  • 53 Reviews
  • 28 Helpful
May 27, 2014

This light house has such a spectacular view of the town below. I was able to capture a photo that looks like a town straight from a Nicolas sparks book. Truly beautiful

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Reviewed by
Paris

  • 12 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 19, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse and grounds. We unfortunately got there a half an hour before closing then a heavy rainstorm. We unfortunately parked in the wrong area at the shrine fort across the street. They closed the gate in front of us.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Laymen

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 19, 2017
Rated 3.0

The lighthouse is beautiful but closed for repairs. I walked around the outside and the other houses there. Worth the trip

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Reviewed by
AmySnopek

  • 18 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 28, 2016
Rated 2.0

We went out on a day that was 99 and humid. Bad idea. LOTS of traffic getting onto the island, and we ended up being too late to buy tickets and go up the lighthouse. Easy walk to the beach from here - obviously. More of an afternoon trip than a stop on the road for us.

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Reviewed by
DINKS13

  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

Also! Make sure to drive all the way up to the light house for parking. It's free at the light house, but you have to pay to park at the Fort/beach.

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DINKS13

  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

Awesome place to go see. Make sure you are prepared to make the long climb up the lighthouse stairwell. It wasn't air conditioned (we were there in July) so make sure you take full advantage of the landings for breaks and opened windows for some fresh air. Also make sure you leave your vertigo on the ground because it's a breathtaking view at that height.

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Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum

30 Meddin Drive
Tybee Island, Georgia
31328 USA

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Open now until 4:30 pm
  • Sun, Mon, Wed - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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