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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  • We went on the train/house tour and saw the turtle center while we were there. Many shops and places to eat or snack.  more »
  • I love the history of Jekyl Island and wandering among the "cottages", the Clubhouse and the riverfront of the historic district. There is so much history associated with this island. Not only was it ...  more »
  • The tram tour was included as part of our package. It has been raining earlier but they did a good job in drying the open air seats for us. We stopped a couple of places including Faith Chapel. Our to...  more »