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History is waiting! We invite you to climb, wander, see, hear, explore, experience, and enjoy it all!

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

The Lighthouse Museum is made up of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse and adjoining Keeper’s Dwelling, located on the south end of St. Simons in the Pier Village. Visitors may climb the Lighthouse tower and visit the Keeper’s Dwelling, which houses the Museum exhibits. To learn more about our site, see our Campus Map.

101 12th Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 638-4666

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World War II Home Front Museum

The World War II Home Front Museum is located in the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach. The new Museum brings to life Coastal Georgia’s extraordinary contributions during World War II. Through immersive exhibits and interactive experiences, visitors will learn about blimps on anti-submarine patrol, radar training to direct fighter pilots, building Liberty ships to supply troops overseas, and much more.

4201 1st Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 634-7098

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Last tickets are sold at 4:30 p.m. each day

The St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, World War II Home Front Museum, and Museum Stores are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday. The Lighthouse tower may be closed to climbers during inclement weather.  The Society administrative offices are closed all major holidays.


$12 for Adults
$6 for Ages 6-12
$2 Military discount with ID
Children under six and Society members are admitted free of charge.

Combined Tickets
$20 for Adults
$10 for Ages 6-12
$2 Military discount with ID
Children under six and Society members are admitted free of charge.

Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased in either Museum Store.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center

Located on the Lighthouse campus, the Heritage Center houses the Society’s archives, research library, exhibits, Event Hall, Museum Store, and administrative offices. Tickets to the Museums can be purchased in the Heritage Center’s Museum Store.

610 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 638-4666



There are no museum-designated parking spaces at either the Lighthouse campus or the World War II Home Front Museum, but plentiful, accessible, and free public parking is available at both sites.

At the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and A.W. Jones Heritage Center, parking spaces are available along Beachview Drive to the west (right) of the Heritage Center,  where Lighthouse Museum tickets are sold, and along 12th Street in front of the Lighthouse.  For visitors with limited mobility, there is a drop-off area in front of the Heritage Center.  ADA parking is available on the west side of the Heritage Center, where there is an accessible pathway to the ramp at the rear of the building.

At the World War II Home Front Museum, all beach access parking is available for visitors to the site.

Visiting Historic Areas

The A.W. Jones Heritage Center is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on the rear side of the building, facing the Lighthouse. See the campus map here. Although the historic brick pathways surrounding the Lighthouse can be uneven, there is a pathway through the courtyard that connects the A.W. Jones Heritage Center (where Lighthouse Museum tickets are purchased) and the rear entrance ramp to the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. Only the first floor of the historic Keeper’s Dwelling, and therefore the Lighthouse Museum, is wheelchair accessible. Inside the museum, a book of images and panels is available for review from the docent.

For those who cannot or do not wish to make the climb to the top of the Lighthouse, we have a 3D virtual tour of the St. Simons Lighthouse on our website. Click through the 129-step climb and enjoy the view from the top. Once at the “top,” you can also get a virtual glimpse of what no regular visitor sees: the lens room maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard and Auxiliary, normally closed to the public!

Both historic buildings at the World War II Home Front Museum are wheelchair accessible. The Boathouse, where tickets are sold, can be reached from the handicap parking spaces in front of the museum by way of an ADA compliant sidewalk, and all galleries are on the ground floor. The Main Station building has a wheelchair accessible ramp on the left side which provides access to all galleries in that building. There are sidewalks throughout the site.

A wheelchair is available at each site upon request. Please call (912) 634-7099 (Lighthouse Museum) or (912) 634-7098 (Home Front Museum) to confirm availability.

Service Animals

Certified service animals are welcome inside our buildings and Museums. The grounds of the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, A.W. Jones Heritage Center, and the World War II Home Front Museum are open to the public and their pets.