Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).
Sunset Tours 2013
This is your chance to get a guided after hours tour of the Tybee Island Light Station and to see a beautiful coastal sunset from the top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse. All of the proceeds will go towards the painting of the Lighthouse in the fall of 2013, so this will be our last year to provide these tours for the foreseeable future. The tours are limited to 25 people per tour and the cost is $25 per person. Please no children under the age of 12 years.