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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 101 12th St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4821
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+1 912-638-4666
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Beautiful views, interesting history

Wonderful lighthouse that is relatively easy to climb at 129 steps. A short 10 minute movie tells you the fascinating story of this and other lighthouses in general. Walking the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful lighthouse that is relatively easy to climb at 129 steps. A short 10 minute movie tells you the fascinating story of this and other lighthouses in general. Walking the grounds, you get to see where the kerosene was stored, the lighthouse keepers lived, and how the grounds were maintained. The light can be seen up to 23 miles away... More 

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Eupora, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse is well worth the time! Beautiful from the top, can see for a long ways. The lady is the museum was so sweet and informative.

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Thank mississippigirl87
Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I visited the saint simons lighthouse and museum on Friday March 10 and really enjoyed the visit. The museum is good but not very big (mostly a set up of the lighthouse keeper's house and what it looked like back then). The price was a little inflated for the size of museum that it is, but it... More 

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Senoia, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting piece of history that is quick to visit. Free to get in $12 per person to walk up the light house

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Thank Amy A E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this lighthouse for several reasons: the view, the gift shop, and the man who talked to us inside the museum. I wish I could tell you his name but he worked there and he was a well of information and history storytelling. He made the museum a delightful trip. Oh, I almost forgot if you go to... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history lessons between the museum and the lighthouse. Beautiful gift shop. Beautiful grounds around the lighthouse. The live oak trees are beautiful.

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Thank mxr52
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lighthouse is still active and guiding ships on toward Brunswick. The Light-keeper's house has been converted to a museum that provides insight into a day and age when someone was required 24-7 to operate and maintain the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself is also open to the public and one can climb to the top for a great vista of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately I have not been inside. They are always closed when I go to St. Simons Island. However, I love the exterior. It is well taken care of and a great stop for photos. Maybe next time I will be able to enter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went into the gift shop and was pleased to find a great selection. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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1 Thank Claudette C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lighthouse museum is not large, but it's iteresting. You need to go to the visitor's center to get a sticker to enter the museum area and to climb the lighthouse. Our tour leader said it was 129 steps. Since I'm afraid of heights, it took all my nerves to go up those steps holding on to the railing all... More 

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