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A conditions assessment of the Tybee Lighthouse will occur February 6th - March 16, 2023. During this time there may be intermittent closures of the lighthouse. Please check or Facebook page for daily closure updates:



We are a complete light station whose history dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three Light Keeper's Cottages nearby. A small 1812 Summer Kitchen holds archaeological finds. Across the street is an 1899 Military Battery that houses the Tybee Island Museum. Exhibits cover the time of the Euchee tribe, the history of Fort Screven, Tybee's Golden Era and more. A yellow raised cottage adjacent to the property showcases 1900s Tybee architecture.


Please Purchase tickets on site at the time of your arrival.
We do not pre-sell tickets online.

If you are a group please call 912-786-5801 to make reservations

Drone Policy​

Drones are not allowed to fly over the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays during the hours of 9AM to 5:30PM.

The golden light shines through the first order fresnal lens

Visiting Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm


Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Sat: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Sun: 9:00am - 4:30pm


Last Ticket at 4:30PM.

​​Grounds close by 5:30PM.


Closed St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Years Day. On Christmas Eve & Christmas Day last ticket is sold at 12PM & grounds close by 1PM.

Hours subject to change.


No BACKPACKS of any size allowed on the grounds. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Bathing suits must be covered.


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

The lightbulb and interior of the first order fresnal lens during the day


Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times while visiting our sites.

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.

Tickets include admission to the complete Light Station and the Tybee Museum in Battery Garland

Adults: $12
Seniors (62+): $10
Children (6-17): $10
Children (5 and under): Free 
Groups (10 people or more) with a reservation: $10
Military (Must present ID): $10
Coast Guard (Must present ID): Free 

For more information please call (912) 786-5801​

The Tybee Museum was established in 1961 by The Tybee Island Museum Association. The Association is now known as The Tybee Island Historical Society, a non-profit organization which also operates The Tybee Island Light Station in addition to the Tybee Museum. The purpose of the Museum is the same today as it was in 1961 - to interpret the rich history of Tybee Island.

Archivist and Curator Tybee Island Historical Society (TIHS)


Reports to: Executive Director and Director of Operations

Position: Staff (Hourly; part-time) $23

Schedule: flexible 32-hour week including occasional weekends and evenings


This is an exciting opportunity to help create an archival resource for Tybee Island as well as use creative skills to design new exhibits for the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. Some of these future exhibits include but are not limited to; hurricanes, surfing, U.S. Coast Guard, female lighthouse keepers, African American lighthouse keepers, and African American and Gullah Geechee history.  We are seeking a self-starter who has excellent research, written and oral communication skills as well as being highly organized. There will be a need for the archivist to assist with other duties when needed, such as guided tours, opening and closing, and acting as docent. We are a small staff and cross training is necessary and vital for our success.

Responsibilities for Archivist/Curator

  • Manage archival collections through activities including selecting, preserving, accessioning/de-accessioning, cataloging, and archiving of documents, photographs, objects and electronic data

  • Archive and/or store documents and artifacts according to category and make them discoverable through creation of accession lists, indexes, guides, bibliographies, abstracts, and microform copies of documents

  • Generate and maintain a database of archival records using PastPerfect database software

  • Collect, organize, and maintain a wide range of archival supplementary information for safekeeping and community/research access and to ensure preservation and long-term safekeeping and easy retrieval of documents and information.

  • Assist users/researchers with their information and research projects

  • Prepare documents and artifacts for public display and storage

  • Develop and organize new collections to expand and improve educational and research facilities and mission

  • Research historical data and objects for exhibits

  • Advertise display of items, artifacts, or exhibits through 

  • social media platforms

  • Store/preserve materials through a variety of mediums including film, videotape, audiotape, computer disk, or DVD

  • Plan archival room space for efficient and effective research use and retrieval

  • Develop education and public outreach programs in coordination with the Director of Education

  • Help visitors with their research projects

  • Develop and organize new collections to expand and improve educational and research facilities

  • Research, compile and prepare catalogs for publication on the institution's website

  • Research for and prepare grant applications to expand the collections, update the archival facility, or support other aspects of the institution’s research



  • Experience with museum databases, specifically PastPerfect, and Microsoft applications

  • Education, experience, or a specialty in a specific archival field is beneficial

  • Understanding of collections and fundraising

  • Strong eye for detail and strong graphic design skills for exhibit creation

  • Customer service experience and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to lead tours and give lectures

  • Research experience

  • Able to organize, present, and communicate messages effectively through design

  • Superb project management and organizational skills

  • Ability to have a flexible schedule and be a self-starter

  • Must have the ability to create and follow a budget

  • Ability to lift and stand for long periods if required

  • Ability to work outside with groups in all weather conditions if required


Education Requirements

Master’s degree in museum studies, library science, or museum administration preferred.


To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Sarah Jones at Do not stop by or call.

If you have examples of graphic design work please send them as well.



*This position is not responsible for staff management.

*This is a very physically demanding job involving heavy lifting and potentially standing for long periods.

A toy train track re-imagines the railway to Tybee. 2 mannequins are dressed in time period clothes

Now Open: The Tybee Train

Rotating Exhibit

Learn all about the train that used to run from Savannah to Tybee Island

Support the Tybee Island Lighthouse With Your Car Tag!

For Georgia Residents Only

Grant funds generated by the license plates will help us maintain the Tybee Lighthouse and its important role in history.

A colored rendering of a license plate with the Tybee Lighthouse on the left & blue skies with cloud
A man on scaffolding works on restoring the lighthouse

We Rely on Your Generosity

Your contribution will help the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum continue to provide the best possible service to the public. Your contribution will help with the continued preservation of the site and the education of our visitors.

Contact Us


30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA


(912) 786-5801


(912) 786-6538

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