According to the PBS: Legendary Lighthouses website:
Fort Screven is another historical treasure on Tybee Island located next to the light station. The Fort was built during the Spanish American war in 1878 to protect the entrance to the Savannah River and remained an active US Army post until the end of World War II when it was sold to the town of Tybee.
With the light station, nearby beach, and other attractions; lighthouse fans, history buffs, and romantics of all sorts will enjoy a visit to the Tybee Island Light Station near Savannah, Georgia.
For more information or to plan your visit:
The Tybee Island Light Station offical website : http://tybeelighthouse.org/
PBS: Legendary Lighthouses: Tybee Island:
More information about Fort Screven:
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