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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, Tybee Island

(4.3/5 based on 1,700+ 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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  • Great lighthouse within walking distance to other things. Pay for parking and parking is VERY limited! Beautiful views. Nice little gift shop.  more »
  • Got the best family pictures with the lighthouse in the back ground. You get hot climbing up but there is a great breeze once you are at the top. Beautiful views all around.  more »
  • Park at the lighthouse and when you purchase your ticket to see the Lighthouse and surrounding buildings, you get entrance into the museum across the street without having to pay to park over there. Y...  more »