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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, Tybee Island

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
On the site of one of the few remaining colonial lighthouses in the country today, Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum provides the history of the structure and its human users through nearly three centuries of existence. Originally constructed in 1736 and modified over 250 years, the 44 m (144 ft) tall lighthouse changed hands multiple times in its lifetime, most recently falling under Confederate control during the American Civil War. You can explore the museum's exhibits, artifacts, and treasures from the lighthouse's history, which are housed in former gunpowder magazines in the surrounding military installation. Be aware that the 178 steps to the top of the tower pose a challenge. If you have mobility or health issues, they are best avoided. Use our Tybee Island trip generator to visit Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum on your trip to Tybee Island, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Definitely worth a visit to climb up all176 steps and walk around the metal platform at the top. A good history and the fellas there are full of knowledge, just ask 
  • If you have never climbed a spiral stairwell inside of a lighthouse, this is your chance. It is very well maintained, has a small gift shop and beach souvenirs. 
  • We spent a long weekend in Tybee Island for a family wedding, climbed to the top of the lighthouse, toured the grounds and houses along with crossing the street to tour the fortified museum. It was a ...  read more »
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