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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  • Interesting tour, we took the last one of the day. Our tour guide was very good. Spent too much time repeating many of the sane stories. Cottages, very frankly were in poor condition. Time to make the...  more »
  • What a great place to visit and stay to experience the Jekyll Island Club and learn about its history and the history of the club members.  more »
  • Great place to learn about the rich history of wealth in america! Also, great beaches, access to many restored mansions and the Jekyll Island club, with offers great food!  more »

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