The Tybee Island Light Station, originally constructed in 1736, is Georgia’s oldest, tallest lighthouse and one of America’s most complete historic light station complexes. It has guided mariners safely into the Savannah River for close to 300 years. All of its original support buildings are still located on the five-acre site off US-80 at Fort Screven. Still a functioning navigational aid, the station’s light, courtesy of a first order Fresnel lens, can be seen 18 miles offshore. Visitors willing to climb the 178 steps to the top of the recently restored lighthouse will enjoy a spectacular view of the entire island. The newly renovated head keeper’s cottage, the Tybee Museum and gift shop are also on site.
Hours of Operation:
- Open every day, except Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Entrance tickets are not available after 4:30 p.m.
- Closed St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
(Includes admission to the Tybee Museum)
- Adults: $9
- Seniors: $7 (62+)
- Children: $7 (6-17)
- Children: Free (5 and under)
- Groups: $7 (10 or more people) with a reservation. $6 without
- Military: $7 (Must present ID)
- Coast Guard: Free (Must present ID)
To make reservations or for more information please call (912) 786-5801 or visit www.tybeelighthouse.org. Payment is required at the time the reservation is made.