The Coast / St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum

610 Beachview Dr.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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One of only five surviving light towers in Georgia, the restored lighthouse on St. Simons Island, with its original 3rd order Fresnel lens shining 23 miles out to sea, remains a navigational aid for traffic entering the St. Simons Sound. Unlike many other operational lights, visitors are welcome to climb the 129 steps to the top. Although no keeper awaits you, the vast panorama of the Golden Isles does. The museum, now housed in the Keeper's Quarters, features exhibits on the history of the Lighthouses and the Golden Isles. The second floor apartment has been restored to a keeper's home between 1872 and 1900. In addition, visitors can enjoy a video and museum store on the site.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:30PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults (ages 13 and up) $12.00

    Kids (ages 6 - 12) $5.00

    Kids under age 6 Free

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages