The Tybee Island lighthouse, located on the northeast end of Tybee, is Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse. Dating back to 1736, the lighthouse stands at a staggering 145 feet. The view from the top is magnificent but in order to reach the top you have to make the winding journey up 178 steps. But don't worry, every 25 steps there is a platform with a resting area and viewing window.
The lighthouse was built upon the order of General James Oglethorpe. At the time of its construction it was one of America's tallest structures. Throughout its 285 years, stormy weather has damaged the lighthouse causing the structure to be rebuilt several times. However, it still remains one of America's most intact light station.
You can gain entry into the lighthouse through ticket purchase found on the information for visitors page on the Tybee lighthouse website. Tickets allow individuals access to the lighthouse and Tybee museum which is located just across from the lighthouse.