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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    My wife and I recently visited this lighthouse during our road trip to Savanah. Paid my admission and climbed the 170+ steps to the observation platform at the top. Paused at each of the landings to c...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    A bit under 200 steps to the top, with a landing after each flight made it pretty easy to climb to the top.. Great view to Tybee . The lightkeepers house was awesome, restored to original time.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Nice place to add some photos to your album . This place will make anyone look like a pro photographer because of its pristine structures.  more »

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