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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 101 12th St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4821
Phone Number: +1 912-638-4666
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Quiet and relaxing little park at night and interesting museum by day

The Lighthouse Museum and park is a nice way to spend the afternoon in downtown Saint Simon. It has an interesting history as explained in the museum section of the tourist spot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lighthouse Museum and park is a nice way to spend the afternoon in downtown Saint Simon. It has an interesting history as explained in the museum section of the tourist spot and is a site at night when fully lit. It is a nice way to spend the afternoon if it rains learning about the history of the island... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The SSI lighthouse is one of the most beautifully kept and cared for spots on the island. It has a knowledgeable curator with a neat little display of what life was like as the "keeper" of the lighthouse. You can climb the 140+ curved stairs to the top to take in a great view of the pier, bridge, and coast... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were camping in Brunswick and drove here searching for a bite for lunch on a Sunday, and were pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a place. A nice seaside village with shops and dining options, boardwalk pier, picnic/park under gorgeous oak trees, and kids play structure area. The lighthouse museum, swimming pool and miniature golf course are also... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is a fee for entering the museum, but it is easy to just walk around and enjoy the sites with out paying any fee. Park area with playground for kids. Picnic areas. fishing areas. relaxing and watching the ocean. could spend all day there just enjoying the sites.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience awesome place to visit . Claiming 200 Steps is kinda good for keeping You in shape . View from Top priceless . Amazing stuff very informative that genuinely care about there visitor

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last week I returned to the lighthouse and museum after too many years away. I thoroughly enjoyed it, not only for the view across to Jekyll, but also for the wonderful little museum and the excellent film presentation. Sure it's a climb to the top, but take your time, pause as you need to and it's fine. The museum guides... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You purchase your tickets in the gift shop and then walk in to the museum of the lighthouse. You can walk around the top on the outside of the lighthouse. Very of ocean, St. Simons and Jekyll Island.

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Thank Janice P
Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful lighthouse that is easily accessible and has a nice parking lot. Having hiked out, sometimes for miles, in rough terrain to visit some lighthouses on the southeast coast, I found this to be a great one to visit.

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Rochester, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it that the docent was available, but not in our face. Museum was great -wish more lighthouses had one! Recommend a display of how the Fresnel lens works.

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Thank Tammy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is on a little spot of land next to the public pool and park. The pier is nearby too. The lighthouse is only 129 steps, so getting a view from the top is easy. It's a good quick side trip if you're headed down the Georgia coast.

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