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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 were disappointed on arriving to learn that due to repairs, the lighthouse is closed until March 18, so you can't climb it. The admission is slightly reduced. The rest of the buildings are open. Th...  more »
  • We visited while the lighthouse was under renovations so we didn't get to climb up to the top. We were aware when we made the reservations. It was still worth it though. We got a guided tour of the ho...  more »
  • 90 foot high old historical lighthouse. This is worth a visit if only for some outside pictures. Paid parking.  more »