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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  • August 14, 2017
    Walking in this area can remind you that being rich is different. Check out the history of the club and you will have a much better idea of how different they are!  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    If you are planning to stay on Jekyll for more than a few days, you should do the tour. The history of the island is interesting and you won't find it anywhere else. Do the trolley, not the horse draw...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    If you travel to Jekyll Island don't miss the historic district. Fun to see how the rich lived back in the day. The Jekyll Island Club and the cottages are amazing.  more »

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