For a journey back to colonial America, visit the Tybee Island Light. The Tybee Island Light is a tall lighthouse that has been remade four times. The first lighthouse, made of wood, was created in 1736, but destroyed by a storm. The next recreations were made of stone and wood, but natural evolution of the shoreline ended up destroying the tower. A third lighthouse made of brick was burned down by Confederate forces during the Civil War, and the lens was stolen and taken to Confederate territory. The current tower has survived a hurricane and an earthquake. This site is truly a testament to the variety of dangers that a historical site can face. Today, the 18th century tower is automated and restored for modern visitors from all over the world.