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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  • I did a drive-through on a recent trip to Jekyll. I am a professional photographer and wanted to get some shots in the area while I was there shooting a three-day event.  more »
  • There is no place quite like this anywhere in the world! Wander the grounds and buildings where The Jekyll Club members vacationed for the winter starting in the late 1800's until 1942. Within the mem...  more »
  • Although the tour is a great way to see & learn about the cottages, we rode our bikes on the designated bike path. Each cottage has a sign or historical marker with plenty of information to read. This...  more »