Tybee Island Lighthouse

Tybee Island Light Station & Museum

Tybee Lighthouse

Tybee Island Attraction

Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1736, 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).

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Tybee Lighthouse Information

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. Parking limit is 2 hours maximum. When you are finished with your tour you must move you vehicle to the public lot across the street to make room for our incoming guests. We do not offer parking for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center


Tickets include admission to the complete Light Station and the Tybee Museum in Battery Garland

NOTE: We do not sell tickets to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.

  • 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
  • Tues: CLOSED
  • 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 sold 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 and Tybee Island Museum. It does not include the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.

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.

A lighthouse with a red roof.
A cannon on display in front of a building.