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.


Visiting Hours

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 lighthouse and catwalk are subject to closure when adverse weather conditions occur.

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 Tour at 4:30PM.


Grounds close by 5:30PM.

Closed 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 Tybee Island Light Station.

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.


About Us

Can’t Wait to See You Here

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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Assistant Volunteer & Group Coordinator

Open Until Filled

Reports to: Executive Director and Director of Operations

Position: Staff (Part Time; Hourly); Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun; 9:30-5:30

Weekends Required


*Must be able to climb the lighthouse, work in inclement weather, have strong computer skills, and lift up to 15 pounds


  • Knowledge of all volunteers, the site, and its history

  • Work closely with Volunteer Coordinator (VC) to make sure there is adequate coverage of buildings for the day. Including filling in for volunteers when necessary

  • Assist VC in managing the volunteer calendar

  • Manage community service workers including scheduling, monitoring, and paperwork in VC’s absences

  • Assisting with volunteer training as needed

  • Tour site (including climbing the tower) on a daily basis to make sure it is safe and secure for visitors, enforcing rules with guests when necessary

  • Help the Director of Programming & Membership (DPM) with daily guided group tours which could include climbing the tower

  • Help the DPM with reservations, scheduling, and payments

  • Assist with parking lot duty, the gift shop, ticket sales and after hours events as needed

  • Help to answer phones & keep site tidy, clean and safe for visitors

  • Be out and about greeting and talking with visitors on a regular basis

  • Opening and closing site as needed

  • Plus any additional tasks that the Executive Director or Director of Operations assigns

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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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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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