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. Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Tybee Island Edition.
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  • We really enjoyed this site. The people that work there are very knowledgeable and very nice. The walk up to the top of the lighthouse is not for the weak at heart. The view was gorgeous though. Well ...  more »
  • There is so much history in this area. We came early on a Thursday and climbed to the top for a great view of the island and the ocean. Plan on a hour and a half to see and read most of the informatio...  more »
  • First I should say...i like lighthouses. This one is interesting and well kept. Get to see a lot for your money. Staff very friendly and helpful. There are breaks about every 10 feet to rest if you ne...  more »

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