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Plum Orchard Mansion, Cumberland Island

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Plum Orchard is an estate located in the middle of the western shore of Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA. The estate and surrounding area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Designed by Peabody and Stearns for George Lauder Carnegie, it was formally dedicated on October 6, 1898. Peabody and Stearns also designed various additions to the mansion in the several following years, probably in 1906.After George Lauder Carnegie died, his widow, Margaret Copley Thaw, remarried and moved to Africa. Most of the original furnishings were sold, and furniture from Dungeness was brought in to furnish the house. The house was then occupied by the Johnston family, from Nancy Trovillo Carnegie Heaver/Johnston's branch of the family.The estate is now part of Cumberland Island National Seashore.The mansion includes a rare squash tennis court.
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  • Well worth the tour whether you are on a day trip to the island or staying at Greyfield. I had no idea that Cumberland Island has such a Carnegie family history.  more »
  • We did this tour as part of the Land and legacies Tour. Lots of history here. Fun trip. I would recommend this trip. Maybe not for kids. Unless they are older or you are just going to the beach.  more »
  • This was a stop on our Land and Legacy Tour. It is beyond beautiful & amazing to hear how modern this home was for it's time. It is also a beautiful place for a picnic and the wild horses love the law...  more »
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  • It may be difficult to visit, but once you get there it is a rich reward. I recommend visiting anytime except July, because the house has original furnishings, original materials, and no AC. Your tour will be small and your guide will answer questions, it is very nice!

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