I don’t think this tour is meant to keep you at night, so adjust your expectations of the scare factor. More than anything it’s just a fun, out of the box In 1880, an argument grew to epic proportions when lighthouse keeper Frederick Osborne spoke insultingly to the lighthouse assistant’s wife. The Lighthouse and Keeper’s Dwelling were built in 1872 to replace the original lighthouse built in 1810 by James Gould of Massachusetts, the first lighthouse keeper. In 1880, an argument between head keeper Frederick Osborne and assistant John Stevens ended with a fatal gunshot.

Haunted Lighthouses – St. Simons Lighthouse June 4, 2009 Bela Black 1 Comment On October 17, 1804, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, Georgia, deeded four acres of his land at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. More than anything it’s just a fun, out of the box
In 1880, an argument grew to epic proportions when lighthouse keeper Frederick Osborne spoke insultingly to the lighthouse assistant’s wife. The St. Simons Lighthouse operated 24/7 and the lighthouse keeper and his assistant shared living space, along with both of their families.The assistant and his family lived on the second floor.

A teacher at a local high-school apparently was tired of living her life in this world. Rob was our guide and he’s a great guy. St. Simons Lighthouse, St. Simons Island, Georgia Photo: Courtesy of The Georgia Department of Economic Development. My husband and I booked the ghost tour during our recent long weekend in St. Simons. The most recent death at the Lighthouse occurred back in early 2000.

The Little Light Music Concerts on May 3 and June 7 have been postponed. Like so many coastal areas, St. Simons experienced a population boom in the 1990s.

Forlorn, Mary took her own life. My husband and I booked the ghost tour during our recent long weekend in St. Simons.

Haunted Lighthouses – St. Simons Lighthouse.

Please contact the Coastal Georgia Historical Society directly with any questions. The St. Simons Lighthouse operated 24/7 and the lighthouse keeper and his assistant shared living space, along with both of their families.The assistant and his family lived on the second floor. Learn the true story behind the legend! The St. Simons Lighthouse Museum is closed until further notice. COVID-19 Response: The St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, World War II Home Front Museum, and Museum Stores will remain closed until further notice. I don’t think this tour is meant to keep you at night, so adjust your expectations of the scare factor. A central stairway connected the two floors. A new version of the lighthouse was built in 1872 by Charles Cluskey, one of Georgia's most renowned architects. Not surprisingly, St. Simons is also a favorite destination for vacationers.

The St. Simons Lighthouse Museum is located near the village and pier. The first lighthouse and a one-story frame residence were built in 1810 at a cost of $13,775.
Here are some of our favorite ghost stories in the Golden Isles: Mary The Wanderer. The original building of the old lighthouse was finished in 1808, It was made of brick and tabby and stood seventy-five feet tall. This first lighthouse was destroyed by the confederate army in 1862. Alas, the young man drowned when his boat capsized in a storm near shore. Hear the stories of Mary, the Wanderer, our most famous island ghost! On October 17, 1804, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, Georgia, deeded four acres of his land at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. Above the waves at this quiet beachfront on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, you may still hear the echoes of a decades-old killing. A central stairway connected the two floors.

We visit sites of authentic island history and give you the ghostly story behind them. St. Simons Island Ghost Tours. All Museum events and programs have been cancelled or postponed.

The beautiful old tower is said to be haunted by the restless ghost of one of its former keepers. James Gould built St. Simons Island’s first lighthouse in 1810. The ghost of the St. Simons Lighthouse on St. Simons Island is one of the best known hauntings in Georgia. June 4, 2009 Bela Black 1 Comment.

$20 Adults $10 Kids (12 and under) $5 (3 and under) Our Ghost Tour by Trolley is the perfect after-dinner evening activity! It is said that, long ago, a beautiful young woman named Mary was to be wed to her true love. I am not quite certain of the exact date but I remember the incident well. The St. Simons Lighthouse has been witness to several deaths over the years. Rob was our guide and he’s a great guy.