I bypassed Savannah and headed to the coast for a visit to the Tybee Island Light Station. Tybee Island is a quaint beach town with locally owned businesses and a peaceful shoreline.
Built in 1867, the present-day lighthouse is the fourth lighthouse constructed. War and weather led to the demise of the previous lighthouses. The current lighthouse was constructed using part of the third lighthouse as its foundation.
Along with the lighthouse there are several dwellings that offer insight into the lives of lightkeepers. Visit the homes of lightkeepers and see how they lived. Watch a short film and view signage with detailed information on the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Enjoy a breathtaking view from the lighthouse to complete your visit.
America’s Atlantic Coast Lighthouses by Jeremy D’Entremont