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 Jekyll Island Historic District is a must if you are staying on Jekyll Island, Brunswick or St. Simons. The grounds are lovely and the homes are lovingly restored. Many fascinating details about t...  more »
  • Jekyll island is beautiful in its natural beauty but the folks are pretty racist, obviously not all but a lot of unfriendly faces. With the exception of the Sea Turtle Center, the glass artists shop a...  more »
  • This tour was very interesting to see how the wealthy of the east coast vacationed in cottages. The cottages were mini mansions with adjoining tennis courts, bowling alleys, and pools in indoor buildi...  more »