Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

Tybee Island, GA

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Address: 30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA Number: (912) 786-5801 Website Contact How do we get there?

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If you love history then you will love visiting Georgia's oldest AND tallest lighthouse at the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum!

The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum is actually a complete light station that has a history dating all the way back to 1736 (now THAT is a history!) The actual tower stands at an impressive 145 feet tall, and also has three Light Keeper's Cottages nearby so you can really start to feel a sense of who might have lived and worked at the light station.

Don't miss checking out the small 1812 Summer Kitchen as there are archaeological finds!

Head across the street and you'll discover the 1899 Military Battery that is home to the Tybee Island Museum. Here, you can explore fascinating exhibits that will tell you all about the time of the Euchee tribe, as well as the history of Fort Screven. Kids can learn about the Golden Era of Tybee Island too, and so much more!

Make sure you also check out the yellow raised cottage that stands adjacent to the property as here you can see examples of 1900s Tybee architecture.

Tybee Island is a wonderful place to visit and also has such a rich and fascinating history, it's worth taking the time to really delve deep into that history. It's a great learning experience for kids!

Just make sure you take that camera!

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$10 (Ages 6 to 17)



Military & seniors $10. Free for coast guards


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5 years


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The lighthouse & catwalk may close without warning due to adverse weather conditions.

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You can't buy tickets online, you have to buy them in person on site. Tickets include admission to the complete Light Station and the Tybee Museum in Battery Garland

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Free parking is available at the lighthouse for those purchasing tickets. Parking limit is 2 hours maximum. When you are finished with your tour you must move you vehicle to the public lot across the street to make room for our incoming guests.

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They love to welcome groups! Just give them a call to discuss your needs and to make reservations

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When can we go?

9am - 4:30pm Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays)

The lighthouse and catwalk are subject to closure when adverse weather conditions occur. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Years Day. Hours subject to change, specifically on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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