44. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, St. Simons Island

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Photograph courtesy of the Golden Isles CVB

There’s all kinds of trivia here: A lighthouse has operated at this port for more than 200 years; keepers were often nicknamed “Wickie”; and illumination has come from whale oil, kerosene, and even train headlights.

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This article originally appeared in our May 2015 issue.