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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  • To enter Jekyll Island, there is a $6.00 fee per vehicle. A visitor’s center is nearby. Once you are in the Historic District, there are public lavatories, hotels, restaurants, and MORE. I especially ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the history and shops on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The unique hand crafted pieces and art are so unique and interesting. The grounds were well maintained. Lots of photo ops  more »
  • Had a relaxing and wonderful stroll around the historic district, reading placards, and even cycling about. The renovations and atmosphere of the district is beautifully done and an example of non-tec...  more »
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