Tybee Lighthouse

tybee lighthouse

Tybee Lighthouse

Tybee Island Attraction

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 light station displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).

360° Tours


This 360° tour is scheduled on the night of the full moon and gives our guests the opportunity to watch the sunset in the West and then view the full moon rising out of the ocean on the East side of the tower. Space is limited and reservations are required. $50.00 per person.


2019 Dates

  • April 19th at 7:30 pm
  • June 17th at 8:00 pm
  • July 16th at 8:00 pm
  • August 15th at 7:45 pm


Sunrise Tours

This early morning tour gives guests the opportunity to learn a bit about the history of the historic Tybee Lighthouse, which dates back to 1773 and view the sunrise from the top of the tower.


2019 Dates

  • April 19th at 6:15 am
  • May 4th at 6:35 am
  • May 18th at 6:00 am
  • June 1st at 6:00 am
  • July 27th at 6:00 am
  • August 10th at 6:15 am
  • August 24th at 6:30 am
  • Sept. 21st at 6:45


Sunset Tours

This is a unique opportunity to experience the lighthouse after hours by joining one of our small private tours. The tour last about ninety minutes and includes a climb to the top of the lighthouse to experience a beautiful Tybee Island sunset. We are limited on how many we can take on each tour and they fill up quickly so if you are interested don’t wait to call. For information, please call 912-786-5801

2019 Dates

  • May 17th at 7:45 pm
  • June 7th at 8:00 pm
  • June 28th at 8:00 pm
  • July 12th at 8:00 pm
  • July 26th at 8:00
  • August 9th at 7:45 pm
  • August 23rd at 7:45 pm


Tybee Lighthouse

On-Site Museum:
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 was the same in 1961 as it is today – to interpret the rich history of Tybee Island.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the museum is its location in Battery Garland of Fort Screven. Battery Garland was constructed between 1898 and 1899. It was originally used to mount a huge 12-inch “non-disappearing” rifled long-range cannon on top of the battery.

Within the walls of Battery Garland are seven rooms which contain artifacts and exhibits covering more than five centuries of history. Most of the lower rooms which now contain the Museum’s exhibits were originally used to store smokeless gunpowder and projectiles which weighed over 700 pounds each. Battery Garland was named in honor of Colonel John Garland, Eighth Infantry, who “served with distinction in the Florida War, and died on January 5, 1861.”

For more information visit www.TybeeLighthouse.org


  • 30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, GA 31328
  • (912) 786-5801
  • tybeelighthouse.org

Opening hours

  • Monday:
    9am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
    9am - 5:30pm
  • Thurstday:
    9am - 5:30pm
  • Friday:
    9am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday:
    9am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday:
    9am - 5:30pm


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