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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  • This is a must! Loved every second exploring! I would bring others back to explore as well! Great trails and well kept walkways  more »
  • This was our first visit to Jekyll Island. We walked around the historic district, but plan to use bikes next time. Our only complaint would be the cost to just look inside Faith Chapel. Really?!  more »
  • Goodyear Cottage had work done by local artists and it was wonderful! The Jekyll Hotel is fun to just walk around or stop for a meal even if you don't stay. We saw dolphins swimming, the most beautifu...  more »

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