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 Edition.
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We made an extra effort to go see this this lighthouse on Friday, 1/3/20, as website said it would be closed for repairs on 1/4/20. Arrived in afternoon and ticket staff said lighthouse already... more »
We stayed two nights on Tybee Island and went to the lighthouse and Fort Screven. Both places were in great shape and a worthwhile tour. Take about two hours and visit both of you are in the area. more »
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