Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, Tybee Island

4.4
Lighthouse · Specialty Museum
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. PutTybee Island Lighthouse Museum into our Tybee Island trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Highly recommend. Beautiful view. Tons of steps. Staff very friendly. $10/person. Well worth it. Must see  more »
  • It is a beautiful island lighthouse. It is well preserved. The view is beautiful after you climb the 178 steps to the top. The grounds are well taken care of and time preserved. The light keepers...  more »

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