Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, Tybee Island

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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. Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Tybee Island Edition.
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  • My wife and I visited here in late January 2018. The weather was clear and cool with light winds. Good conditions for a climb up the 178 stairs to the top of this great lighthouse. There‚Äôs a landing e...  more »
  • If you have any problems with heights or stairs, you won't want to climb the Lighthouse but there are plenty of other things to see at this museum complex! There are many flights of stairs to get to t...  more »
  • We arrived late in the day but had to stop and take some pictures. Really nice location and nice area. We were sad that it was already closed for the day. Would have gone back the next day if we would...  more »

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