The Tybee Island Light Station & Museum will be closed through April 28th. We will reopen on April 29th at 9am. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please check our website for any additional information or updates.

Stay safe.



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, 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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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

A Candlelit Christmas

December 20, 2019

See the Christmas lights from the catwalk and stroll the grounds in the glow of candlelight.

5:00-8:00 PM

Last ticket sold at 7:00 PM

Tickets available day of event in the gift shop. $10 Adults, $8 military, seniors, children 6-17. Children 5 and under are free.


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


(912) 786-5801

30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA

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