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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  • Go back in time.... don't expect Disney, think charm and old fashioned history and architecture. Cute little shops and a beautiful atmosphere. There is a great pond on a path behind the fire station i...  more »
  • The grounds of the Jekyll Island Historic District are lovely and it is easy to imagine the way the area looked in its heyday in the late 1880's / early 1900's. The 1.5 hour trolley tour is a must do ...  more »
  • This is the focal point of Jekyll Island, and is not to be missed! Beautifully restored mansions, club, and cottages surrounded by greenery and park with abundant pathways to wander or ride bikes. The...  more »