Places To Visit

Places To Visit in Tybee Island

There are many interesting places in and around Tybee Island that would be well worth your time to visit. Whether this as part of an oranized tour or a trip you arrange personally..there is much to see in what is likely to be the limited time you have available. Therefore as a site in progress we have listed out a few places that are really popular with visitors, but bear in mind there are many more, and we'll continue to add them in time.

Popular landmarks and other points of interest. 

Tybee Island Light  Station and Museum 

​Constructed around 285 years ago, the lighthouse is both the tallest and oldest in the state of Georgia. The Light Station enjoys a long and eventful history- even including being actually rebuilt several times! This attraction is a 'must see' on the Island. You'll find plenty of interest, including the Light Stations various support buildings- across the 5 acre site; not to mention the great views over the Island from the top.
 
Opening Times
Mon: 9am to 5:30pm
Tues: Closed
Wed: 9am to 5:30pm
Thu: 9am to 5:30pm
Fri: 9am to 5:30pm
Sat: 9am to 5:30pm
Sun: 9am to 5:30pm

Tickets Pricing
Adults $9 / Seniors (62+): $7 / Children (6-17): $7 / Children (5 and under): Free / Groups (10 people or more) with a reservation: $7 / Military ( ID needed): $7 / Coast Guard (ID needed): Free

Tybee Island Lightstation and Museum against a partly cloudy sky
Note there are special policies that apply to visitors in terms of what can be worn, carried and more besides. It is therefore recommnended that the Light Station's website is viewed before visiting- you may also need to confirm the ticket prices as information on our site is for guidance only.

Address: 30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA
(912) 786-5801
https://www.tybeelighthouse.org/

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Tybee Island Marine Science Center is a popular choice with visitors to the Island; especially children. Lots to see do and learn for a relatively small entrance fee. The Center offers a range of different activities and information focused on the marine life/ other wildlife and environment on and around Tybee.   
 
Contact the Center for details of rates and operating hours.
​Address: 1509 Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA
+1 912-786-5917
 

Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion 

The Center above is a stones throw from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion; a popular stop off point for fishing, cooling off and taking in some great views, especially at sunset. Built way back in 1891, the Pier is one of the most easily recognized landmarks on Tybee. It's a very well known favorite with tourists and locals alike. You'll also find music and dancing performed here. The Pavilion is by the way also available for rent.

Address: 16th St, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA
​+1 (912) 652-6780
 
Details here: 


Tybee Post Theater

Tybee Post Theater is truly a historic venue in so many ways. You'll find it located in the center of the Fort Screven Historic District, of Tybee Island. Built in 1930 as a movie house for the benefit of locally stationed soldiers. The movie house ceased operation in the 1960's yet in 2015, it was reopened as a performing arts and movie venue, for Tybee residents and visitors.  The Theater is a symbol of Tybee Island’s commitment to historic preservation- and the value placed on cultural heritage of the area. You'll discover the venue includes a concert hall to showcase live music, dance and comedy performances; with a colorful line up of acts, performers and events all year round. If you visit the Theater's website make a point to check out the 'Tybee's Got Talent' show, scheduled for 30 September 2017; the event shows off the best singers, dancers and other performers from Tybee Island.
Tybee Post Theater entrance
The site is also a stage for local and touring theatrical troupes. There is of course the movie house, offering a wide range of first run, classic and children’s films.The Tybee Post Theater also serves as as a cultural venue for readings, recitals, assemblies and educational programming for children. Plus it offers a unique venue for weddings,meetings, private screenings, or film/photo shoots etc. The full list of rental options can be found on the Theater's website. 
 
Venue Address: 10 Van Horne Ave, Tybee Island 31328 
Phone: (912) 472 4790
Contact Address: P.O. Box 2356, Tybee Island, GA 31328

Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski sits on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, oppostite to the shore of Tybee Island. Its original purpose was to defend the city of Savannah from ocean led attack. construction of the Fort began way back in 1829. The Fort has been designated a National Monument. One Point of interest out of many : Its been estimated that around 25 million bricks were used to construct the Fort, with its 11 foot thick walls.
 
There are many things to do at the Fort and in the surrounding park of over 5000 acres. Enjoy also many walking and bike trails and of course guided tours if desired.
Open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Closed on: 
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Standard Opening Times:
Visitor Center Hours: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Fort Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bridge Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Please be observant of park opening and closing times. Remember please all vehicles must have made it over the Cockspur Island Bridge by the closing time.
For more information on tickets, fees and passes and much more we recommend a visit to the NPS website here: 

​Reach the Fort by way of US-80 (Tybee Road)
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30757 
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: +1 (912) 786-5787

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