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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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  • My friend and I went to tybee and busted the beach and went to the lighthouse we climbed 178 steps up. Take a water with u. Had a good time tybee laid back and relaxed  more »
  • Great trip and loved the history!! Tallest and oldest lighthouse in Georgia. Be prepared to climb the stairs. I can't remember how many it has but it's a pretty good climb up. Especially if you have l...  more »
  • This is a must for every visitor to Tybee. The history lesson is great along with the climb to the top, only 175 steps! Go and spend some time there. Read the history, its interesting. Last ticket sol...  more »