The Coast / St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum and Keeper's Dwelling

610 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-4666
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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.

With the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War begining in 2011, now is the perfect time to explore St. Simons Island's Civil War history.

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

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages