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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  • (includes access to the museum and Faith Chapel). Not as in-depth as I would like but I am probably in the minority there. The trolley rolls past several of the "cottages" and a brief description... 
    (includes access to the museum and Faith Chapel). Not as in-depth as I would like but I am probably in the minority there. The trolley rolls past several of the "cottages" and a brief description...  more »
  • The homes on the Jekyll Island Resort grounds are beautiful from the outside. Unfortunately one can’t see the insides. A few can be seen if an additional pass is purchased from the Mosaic Museum. 
    The homes on the Jekyll Island Resort grounds are beautiful from the outside. Unfortunately one can’t see the insides. A few can be seen if an additional pass is purchased from the Mosaic Museum.  more »
  • Very beautiful area and some of the buildings take you back to the early 1930-40s. A nice place to spend 2-3 hours on a sunny day. 
    Very beautiful area and some of the buildings take you back to the early 1930-40s. A nice place to spend 2-3 hours on a sunny day.  more »

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