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The St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum
This wonderful museum is located on St. Simons Island, one of the four barrier islands that make up the Golden Isles of Goergia. The historic site consists of four structures including an 1872 brick lighthouse and keeper's dwelling designed by architect Charles Cluskey, an 1890 oil house, and a Victorian gazebo. The Museum contains exhibits on the history of the St. Simons lighthouse and the way of life of a turn-of-the-century lighthouse keeper and his family. The Museum Store features coastal Georgia publications and unique lighthouse related items. The operational lighthouse is under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard.
Proceeds from admissions are used to preserve our maritime past for the future. The keeper's dwelling is owned by Glynn County and all structures are maintained and operated by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.
St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum / Coastal Georgia Historical Society