Save the Light
The morris Island lighthouse
folly beach, south carolina
We are glad you found this site and hope you will look around it while you are on line and appreciate the historical significance of saving a lighthouse. That is exactly what we are doing right in front of your eyes. This is the third lighthouse to occupy this site, off the coast of Charleston, and this one was built just after the War Between the States. Construction started in 1872 and it took four years to build, operating the light for the first time on October 1, 1876. The tower leans slightly toward the NE and we believe it has slowly done so since the earthquake of 1886, along with the slow erosion of the very sand it sits on out in the ocean.
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Annual Oyster Roast
Sunday, January 7th, 2024 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Bowen’s Island Restaurant – Folly Beach
Buy tickets online for $65 ($75 the day of the event)
Ticket includes entry, oysters, beer, wine, hot dogs, chili, and desserts.
5K Run and Half Marathon
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Folly Beach, SC
5K: $45 per person, ages 8 & up
Half Marathon: $65 per person, ages 10 & up
Registration ends Wednesday, January 31. On-site registration will not be available.
About Save the Light
News & Events
Stay up to date with Save the Light’s latest news and updates, and make sure to check the next event you can join.
Watch some of the magnificent videos of the Morris Island Lighthouse, as well as informative videos of our organization.
Get more information about Save the Light, our history and activities, and learn how you can contribute to our mission.
A word from our chairman
Read our Chairman, Bright Ariail’s letter to get a better idea about the idea behind our organization.