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

Changes made to combat the spread of the COVID virus:

If the maximum threshold of people on our site is met we will close down ticket sales until the number goes down.

Credit/Debit use recommended. 

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

Tybee Lighthouse License Plate

Tybee Lighthouse License Plate



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

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.

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 

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.


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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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Now Open: The Tybee Train

Rotating Exhibit

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

Job Opening

Gift Store Merchandiser/Buyer

Reports to: Executive Director & Director of Operations

Position: Staff, Full-time, $18/hour

Schedule: Sundays-Thursdays 10AM-6PM, Off Fridays & Saturdays

• Merchandises

• Selects, orders, enters, and prices all merchandise

• Ensures that all merchandise corresponds to the mission statement of TIHS

• Handles all necessary correspondence relates to merchandise purchases & sales

• Have Director of Operations sign off on merchandise prior to ordering

• Manages stock, stock rooms, budgets, bi-annual inventories, POS system, & online store

• Receives & verifies quantities & costs of all merchandise ordered

• Approves merchandise for payment

• Creates & maintains a merchandise database including all vendor & product information

• Records/reports all thefts & damaged goods

• Makes sure that store is clean & safe for visitors

• Works on the floor & behind register with the gift shop staff as needed

• Schedule meetings with Director of Operations to update on sales performance & new merchandise

• Perform other duties as directed by the Director of Operations & Executive Director

*This is a physically demanding job involving standing for long periods of time and lifting 25lbs or more of merchandise

Send resumes to Nicole Thompson, Director of Operations - email:

No drop ins please


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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(912) 786-5801

30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA

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