Morris Island Lighthouse

SC 171
Folly Beach, SC 29439


Built in 1767 at the southern entrance to Charleston, the original tower was destroyed during the Civil War. The new tower, built in 1876, stands 161 ft. with 201 steps leading to its top. The beacon was extinguished in 1962. The red and white striped tower is visible from James Island as well as Folly Beach.

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SC 171
Folly Beach, SC 29439



  • Civil War
  • Admission : Free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Daily