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. Plan to visit Jekyll Island Historic District and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jekyll Island attractions using our Jekyll Island vacation trip planner.
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  • The historic district is a fascinating place to visit. While it is charming to simply walk through, I'd recommend some type of tour to really know what you are looking at and how it shaped our country...  more »
  • In a splendid setting, allows a glimpse of the life of the very rich people at one time. Well restored for most beautiful houses. Small museum retracing the history. Beautiful paths for the tour.
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  • So much history, so close to home; why have I not been here before? What an amaxing story - the playground of the super rich available now to mere mortals. A story of the super wealthy who lost the de...  more »