Rising 93 feet above Calibogue Sound, the Harbour Town Lighthouse and museum is in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It is now a major tourist attraction charging $4.50 to climb the 114 steps to the top.
Located between Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston SC, the Hilton Head area is part of the low country region of South Carolina. The building of Harbour Town Lighthouse was started in 1969 by Charles Fraser and completed and lit in 1970.
It is an octagonal column with a red observation deck or gallery below the lantern. The column is stucco on a metal lath over plywood with alternating red and white bands.