All visitors are required to wear a mask per Chatham County regulations. 

Changes made to combat the spread of the COVID virus:

·         All admission tickets MUST be purchased online. NO admission tickets will be sold on site. Only 35 tickets an hour will be sold. There will be no refunds unless we close the site due to inclement weather. Admission includes entry into the complete Tybee Island Light Station. At this time tickets do not allow entry into the Tybee Island Museum inside Battery Garland or the Hosti-Fogarty Cottage.

·         If you are a Member or a group of 10 or more, please call 912-786-5801 to book a reservation prior to your visit.

·         New temporary hours of operation are Wed – Mon, 10 AM to 4 PM. Grounds close by 5 PM. 

·         All tickets will be $10.00 except for children 4 and under. Children 4 and under will be free and will not need an admission ticket. Their guardian(s) must have an admission ticket(s).

· Credit/Debit cards only. No cash  

· We request that you wear a mask.

· You enter our grounds at your own risk. The site is cleaned daily.

· Please read the information on our page prior to your purchase of tickets for more information. All regular rules for the site apply.

We understand that this is a great inconvenience to many people, and we thank you for your patience with us as we figure out how to remain open while keeping all visitors and staff 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

Due to COVID-19 our rates will be changing for a short time. Our site will re-open on May 29th with limited ticket sales.

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. Gates will be closed to all but those who have purchased tickets in advance.

Admission: $10

Mon: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wed: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Thu: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Last Tour at 4:00PM.

Grounds close by 5:00PM.

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 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

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.

Support us when you shop on Amazon! 

Go to and Amazon donates to Tybee Island Historical Society Inc.

Now Open: The Tybee Train

Rotating Exhibit

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


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

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Tripadvisor
  • Yelp for business

(912) 786-5801

30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Tripadvisor
  • Yelp for business

©2018 by Tybee Island Light Station And Museum. Proudly created with