South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact Address Information:
Tom Yawkey Wildlife Preserve
1 Yawkey Way S
This is the oldest active lighthouse in South Carolina. It was extensively renovated in 1867 after damage sustained in the Civil War. Georgetown Lighthouse was transferred to the SC Dept of Natural Resources in early 2001.
Tower Height: 87
Height of Focal Plane: 85
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1812
Date Present Tower Built: 1812
Date Automated: 1986
Optics: 1855: Fourth order Fresnel lens (On display at South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown, SC), now solar powered VRB-25 optic.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. Rover Tours offers a tour of the lighthouse - see www.rovertours.com or call 843-546-8822 or 800-705-9063.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places