Plum Orchard Mansion, Cumberland Island

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  • If you visit CI make time to do the Plum Orchard tour. Originally built for one of the Carnegie sons and his wife it has gone through a few renovations and additions still holding on to the grandeur o...  more »
  • Our Land & Legacies Tour Guide Mike Fulford, showed us THE most amazing parts of this mansion. And the history of the people who have lived here is unbelievable. I missed so much in my previous visits...  more »
  • If you are wise enough to choose the Land and Legacies Tour when you visit this national seashore, you will be given a guided tour of this mansion. It is worth your time and money!  more »
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  • The Land and Legacy tour was very informative. Mike our tour guide taught us a lot about the island and the families that contributed to building this amazing national park and seashore. We saw horses and deer. I always appreciate how they have made this natural wilderness special by keeping it undeveloped. The ruins of the Carnegie mansion is beautiful. The American American church on the north end of the island is quaint.
  • Amazing mansion with even more amazing views. The Carnegie family was wealthy beyond belief for their time and had no opposition to showing it. The volunteer guide, Bill, was excellent and well-informed despite being there for 5 days at that time. See original Tiffany lamps, power generators from companies still existing today, an early ice maker and unique architectural designs to maximize cooling of the house in hot summer weather. The super-wealthy certainly lived like royalty back then. To get there, you can either sign up for the van tour, or take the ferry and walk 6.5 miles (or take your bicycle or rent one on the island). I'd highly recommend taking your own bicycle and reserving seat/bicycle space on the ferry well in advance as space is limited on the day of sailing.
  • This is a fascinating old mansion from some of the Carnegie children! They have several valuable historical artifacts including a direct current electrical generator from Thomas Edison. They also have some very cool tiffany-style lamps from the early 1900's. there are several other things were seeing but you'll have to go there yourself to see them!
  • Beautiful landmark, we were there Easter weekend so we didn't get to tour the inside but the grounds were great. There are places to fill potable water around the house- for all the backpackers this is good to know because there are not many streams to pump from.
  • Awesome historic home. Many original furnishings. Don't miss the tour.
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