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Tybee Lighthouse

Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station 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). Read more

 

 

Renovation

The Lighthouse and Head Keepers house have recently complete a major renovation. Great attention to detail and authenticity has been taken. Years of decay and modernizations have been stripped away. Visitors can now see the lighthouse as your forefathers once knew it. Read more

Visiting the Lighthouse

Under the watchful eye of Light Station Keeper Cullen Chambers and his staff, The Tybee Island Light Station stands as one of North America's most beautifully renovated Light Stations. A must see for everyone. Read more.

 

First order Fresnel  Lens at Tybee Lighthouse
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Tybee Island Light Station, PO Box 366 Tybee Island, GA 31328 - Phone: (912) 786-5801 Fax: (912) 786-6538
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