Plum Orchard Mansion, Cumberland Island

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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  • 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 most peaceful place on Earth for me at least.
  • 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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