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During a routine assessment this past winter it was determined that Tybee's historic 1773 lighthouse is in need of immediate preservation. The windows around the irreplaceable Fresnel lens, the roof, and masonry all need essential repairs. Right now, the building is stable, but if we don't fix these problems soon, things could become dire. To tackle this issue, ICC Commonwealth will start a 7-month restoration project in November. However, it's going to cost a lot—the current working estimate $1.8 million—for these necessary repairs. We can't handle this financial burden alone, and we're asking for your help. Please consider supporting the private non-profit Tybee Island Historical Society with any amount you can give. Your contribution, no matter how small, will make a big difference in preserving the history of the beloved lighthouse.

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

If you are a group of 10 or more 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.

​​Lighthouse closes at 5PM.

Grounds close by 5:30PM.


Closed New Years Day, day of Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day.

On New Years' Eve & Christmas Eve the last ticket is sold at 12PM & grounds close by 1PM.

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


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

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


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 

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


2 hour parking in the lighthouse lot is included with your admission. After your tour if you would like to stay on the north end you must move your car to the public lot across the street.

Sunset Tours


Due to ongoing construction on the Tybee Lighthouse Sunset Tours for 2024 have been cancelled.

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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
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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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