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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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  • This very well preserved, attention are almost 180 steps, there is place reduced to rest at each level but not have with seats. It is a historical site, it was the first lighthouse in the region, built in 1732, located here since the end of 1700, vivio climatic shocks and the civil war. At the end of the war began the reconstruction of the lighthouse that we see today. The view is phenomenal, very beautiful. Also will visit the home of the lighthouse keeper and coming out of the complex and also with the entrance across is accessed to the Museum of the island which is located in a location military late 1800. The parking is free.
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  • Find the free parking and be sure to go to the museum. In between walk the beautiful grounds, take lots of pictures and if possible go up to the top. 
  • We didn't get to go inside (guess I'll have to come back! hehe), but wow. So lovely from the outside. We came around sunset--perfect time. Can't wait to come back and check out in the inside!