Jekyll Island Historic District, Jekyll Island

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The 8 hectare (20 acre) Jekyll Island Historic District plays host to a variety of buildings from the famous Jekyll Island Club era. The Jekyll Island Club was an exclusive recreational association on the island, where some America's wealthiest families, such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Morgans, would come to relax. Though it thrived in the early 20th century, the club was forced to disband in 1947. Today, you can stroll around what was once a millionaire's playground and admire the luxurious vacation properties. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel serves as the centerpiece, and more than 30 historical buildings surround it. Take a narrated tram tour to learn more about this era, and pop into some of the museums, galleries, and stores that now exist in the cottages. Use our Jekyll Island travel route planner to arrange your visit to Jekyll Island Historic District and other attractions in Jekyll Island.
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  • This is a well preserved site that once was the winter haven for many of the affluent between 1888 and 1942. These snowbirds ventured south to their private club each winter in a beautiful place to be...  more »
  • The Historic District can be a confusing maze of streets and the areas open for driving are very limited. We found it best to take the trolley tour offered from the museum. Not only do you learn about...  more »
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