Savannah is a city with history around every corner. From century-old homes to Civil War-era cemeteries, you won’t have to look far to find something historic. If you’re hoping to enjoy a beach day on Tybee Island, consider stopping by to tour the famous Savannah, GA, lighthouse. The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in the state. During your next trip to Savannah, tour the grounds of this museum and historic site to learn about this area’s fascinating history.
Why You Should Visit the Savannah, GA, Lighthouse
The Tybee Island Light Station dates back to 1732 when General James Oglethorpe ordered its construction. Despite being the oldest lighthouse in Georgia, it’s one of the best-maintained structures of its age in the country! During its long history, it’s been partially destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. All of those efforts culminated into the 145-feet structure that you see today.
During your visit, you’ll tour the grounds of the light station. Aside from the lighthouse, there are three cottages where the Light Keepers once lived, as well as an old Summer Kitchen. Inside, the museum displays artifacts found on the grounds. Across the street is the Military Battery, which dates back to 1899. It houses the Tybee Island Museum, which covers much of this area’s history. You’ll start with the Euchee tribe that once called this land home and continue to the history of Fort Screven to modern-day Tybee Island. The buildings featured both on the military base as well as the light station are great examples of traditional 19th-century Southern architecture.
The museum is open Wednesday to Monday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for children, members of the military with ID, and seniors.
Other Great Tybee Island Attractions
During your day trip to Tybee Island, check out some of the other great attractions in the area! This town is home to the best beaches near Savannah, just a quick 30-minute drive from The Inn on West Liberty. Fort Pulaski is another excellent historic site. It was named one of the top historical spots worth traveling for in Georgia. Aside from learning about the fort’s significance in regards to Georgia’s history, you’ll be able to take advantage of the scenic hiking trails on the grounds. There are seven well-maintained paths in total, giving you plenty of options for a scenic stroll.
Stay at The Inn on West Liberty
After a day of touring the Savannah, GA, lighthouse, return to a historic bed and breakfast with plenty of character. The Inn on West Liberty is the perfect place for travelers interested in learning about the history of Georgia’s Oldest City. Plus, with our gorgeous accommodations, top-notch amenities, and excellent service, you’ll enjoy a luxurious stay. The Inn on West Liberty embodies the classic Southern elegance of a historic home and the excellent amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. Discover how a stay at The Inn on West Liberty is different for yourself when you book your next visit.
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