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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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  • We climbed all 168 stairs with a 4 year old, 6 yr old and infant twins. Every 25 steps there is a landing to rest. We were able to spot dolphins in the ocean from the lighthouse. The outlying building...  more »
  • An interesting part of local history. It played a part in the Civil War.The staff was very helpful, and answered every question. 
  • Enjoyed the history and browsing the homes that were lived in by the lighthouse keepers and their families. The view from the top of the lighthouse is breathtaking but make sure you are in good shape ...  more »