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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.

Special Tours

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

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A Project of Tybee MLK Human Rights Organization, Georgia Southern University and Tybee Island Historical Society

The Tybee Island Black History Trail documents the arrival of enslaved Africans at Lazaretto Creek Quarantine Station and follows their ancestral journey to present-day Tybee.

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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