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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

101 12th St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4821
+1 912-638-4666
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Interesting

Good for a small attraction. Interesting history and still a working lighthouse. The are some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark M
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Mount Dora, Florida
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Nice Place

They have a lot of very good information about the history of the light house. The staff was all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roland C
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Plant City, Florida
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  • Average6%
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“worth the climb” (31 reviews)
“light house” (60 reviews)
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101 12th St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4821
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+1 912-638-4666
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for a small attraction. Interesting history and still a working lighthouse. The are some artifacts and displays of when the lighthouse was staffed and part of the proceeds go to help St Simons stay the way it is and preserve its natural beauty.

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a lot of very good information about the history of the light house. The staff was all very helpful. The walk to the top of the lighthouse was very challenging but the view from the top was worth every step!!

Thank Roland C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing really outstanding to see. Unlike some Lighthouses that are out in the ocean, this one is on the land. It is pretty, I took some pictures. Now I did see some 'brave souls' climb the stairs to the top. Not for this old guy....More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun and we'll worth the visit. We went mid afternoon and it wasn't busy at all while walking around the downtown area. Also, very beautiful at night with the lights lit up around it.

Thank Justin J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get on a good pair of shoes and get ready to climb the spiral staircase to a great view of the coast. The museum at the innkeepers home is very educational and was great to see what life was like in the past

1  Thank JaredNTiff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was headed home from Fla and decided to go see the St Simon lighthouse. Was well worth the time we took. Can get close up views to the lighthouse with out paying the tower fee. It is also right on the beach with lots of...More

Thank RogerDSmiley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thr lighthouse is a neat place to visit and learn some history about it. Steps are a little steep so proceed with caution with very young children or older people.

Thank shellzrolltide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the enteance to the lighthouse is not free as I read on a few post here. The cost is not worth it to tour this place. View it from the outside and read the interpretive signs and you get as good a...More

Thank KevinJexplore98
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 3 year old and I explored the museum and climbed to the top of the light house. There's an entrance fee, but it's not too expensive. The museum is nice because it has a tough screen exhibit for a handful of rooms. There's a...More

Thank christyoverall3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse was very nice but most of the building were empty. The museum across the street was very interesting. I Gad been hoping for more. Not worth the price to get in other than going to the top of the lighthouse.

Thank John M
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Thank you for your question, Susan. There is wheelchair/scooter accessibility around the Lighthouse site and in the first floor of the museum. Our museum docents can provide materials showing what is in the rooms on the... More
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