Harbour Town Lighthouse, Hilton Head

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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  • Very interesting place with lots of unique history. But the view is amazing!!! I strongly advise having a look for yourself when you are in the area! 
  • Lots of interesting memorabilia and photos on each landing on the way up. Great view from the top of the lighthouse. We found it to be worth the climb. 
  • This one has less steps so easier to climb, beautiful views. Several places to eat next to it & several shops too! Parking a bit limited only drawback for the Marina area. 
  • A nice place to walk around, grab some ice cream and enjoy the cool breezes from the sound. Touristy, but shop and sit and just realize how beautiful the island is.
  • Ok, so we loved Harbour Town during our Hilton Head visit. We spent a lot of time there and on our last day we decided that we should go ahead and see the Lighthouse Museum and check out the view from up top. One thing to know, you gotta be able to climb the stairs! Not a problem for my family, but if you are planning you should know there is no elevator! So, the good, going up the stairs there were landings where you could read more about Sea Pines and the Lighthouse, which seemed cool. I didn't get to read it because I had a 2 year old itching to get back to the playground or go to the beach! The view on top was kind of cool but not something I'd really pay for. If I had the time to read each of the exhibits going up I think it would be a bit more interesting, but as a Dad engaging with an energetic 2 year old, that wasn't gonna happen! So, maybe a 4 star if you can engage with the exhibits and a 3 star attraction if you are bringing kids!
  • There is a nice view from the top of the lighthouse but, I'm not sure it was worth the $4 admission charge. The lighthouse is only 5 stories high so, no dramatic view. Rocking chairs outside at the bottom are a nice touch.
  • Fun. My sons (5 & 7) enjoyed the climb and the view. Modest "entrance fee" was worth the experience. A nice gift shop at the top awaits.
  • Just wanted to see the lighthouse. Sat in a traffic line which turned out to be a gateway into another one of Hilton Heads many segregated hotel properties. Confirmed that the lighthouse was buried within the property but it was an unnecessary $6 to get thru the gate. Made our way to the lighthouse finally and were presented with a 30 space parking lot. Obviously, there were no spots but I did see the lighthouse out the car window. Went back a bit further hoping to find a spot we could walk from but the next few lots, while mostly empty, we're reserved. Frustrated, we just left. Needless to say, didn't see the lighthouse but the experience seemed to echo that of a number of other visitors we spoke with.
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