Cape Saint George Lighthouse
The historic Cape St. George Light, originally built in 1852, has been reconstructed on St. George Island after the tragic collapse of the lighthouse in 2005. Original materials were salvaged and used in the reconstruction. The lantern room was recast using the original pieces as patterns. From March through October, the lighthouse is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The lighthouse is closed on Thursday. From November through February, the lighthouse is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. but closed on Thursday. Children must be at least 40 inches tall to climb the lighthouse, which has 92 wooden stairs and an eight-rung ladder into the lantern room. The Lighthouse Keepers House, next to the lighthouse, includes a museum and gift shop open the same hours as the Lighthouse. The lighthouse, museum, and gift shop are located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island. The park also includes beach access with an outdoor shower, picnic pavilions, outdoor grills, a basketball court, and children's playground.