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.


Visiting Hours

Last Ticket Sold at 4:30PM.

Mon: 9am - 5:30pm


Wed: 9am - 5:30pm

Thu: 9am - 5:30pm

Fri: 9am - 5:30pm

Sat: 9am - 5:30pm

Sun: 9am-5:30pm

Last Ticket Sold at 4:30PM.

Grounds close by 5:30PM.

Closed St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Years Day.

Hours subject to change, specifically on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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 may close without warning due to adverse weather conditions.

Tickets include admission to the complete Light Station,

a Tybee Raised Cottage, and the Tybee Museum in Battery Garland.

Adults: $10
Seniors (62+): $8
Children (6-17): $8
Children (5 and under): Free 
Groups (10 people or more) with a reservation: $8
Military (Must present ID): $8
Coast Guard (Must present ID): Free 

Drone Policy

Drones are allowed to be flown over the site outside of operating hours. That means drones are not allowed to fly over the light station and museum every day except for Tuesdays, from 9AM-5:30PM.


About Us

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.

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Sunrise Tours - 2019

April 19th
May 18th
June 1st
June 14th (includes flag unfurling +$5.00)
July 13th
July 27th
August 10th
August 24th
September 21st
October 12th

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Lighthouse before opening hours by joining one of our small private tours. The tour last about ninety minutes and includes a climb to the top of the Lighthouse to experience a beautiful Tybee Island sunrise.

We are limited on how many we can take on each tour and they fill up quickly so if you are interested don't wait to call, 912-786-5801. Tickets are $25 and nonrefundable.Children must be 13 years or older to participate. They include a tour of the lighthouse as well as the head keepers house and admission to the site that day. 

To book a Group Sunrise Tour call Desiree Wood at 912-786-5801. For groups of 10 or more only.

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Haunted History Tour

October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th at 7PM & 9PM

The Tybee Island Historical Society would like to invite you to partake in a lighthearted haunted history tour around the Light Station and Battery Garland. This 60-minute tour will explore local lore infused with a few tidbits of some of the islands darker history. The ticket cost is $20 per person. Please call the Tybee Island Historical Society at 912-786-5801 to reserve your tickets, as space is limited.

Payment required at time of booking. No refunds unless canceled by TIHS.

Historic Endicott Gun Batteries Tour

Mondays at 9AM

Tybee Island Historical Society will be offering a special walking tour of the Fort Screven Batteries on Mondays at 9 A.M. 

This is a chance to learn about how sea coast fortifications worked during the beginning of the last century. The cost is $15 for the tour and includes admission to the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum. Children must be 13 years or older to participate. To make reservations or for more information call 912-786-5801.

Now Open: The Tybee Train

Rotating Exhibit

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

Tybee Island Farmers and Artisan Market

Mondays, March 11, 2019 to October 28, 2019

From March through October every Monday evening from 4-7 the Tybee Island Farmers Market will be hosting their market in the back field.  Offering everything from artwork to veggies! 

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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


(912) 786-5801

30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA

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