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Jekyll Island Historic District

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Address: Jekyll Island, GA
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+1 912-635-3636
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The elite cottages

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... read more

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simpson,illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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 buildings like a barn next to their cottages. Loved hearing the stories of those who lived on the island seasonally. Tour guide very interesting. Definitely do the tours.... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love learning the history of the island. The Cottages as they are called were beautiful homes. Did the tour from the museum and then after the tour we went to the chapel and looked at the stained-glass windows it was absolutely gorgeous. The weather was wonderful and it was not crowded at all.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the historic district and seeing all the beautifully restored old mansions. Christmas is are favorite time with all the lights at night. They do a beautiful job. Love the old museum as well.

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Thank Susan P
Rock Hill, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Simply a beautiful place with amazing restoration and preservation efforts. The hotel is lovely, old-school. Surrounding homes have such historical significance. Grounds are beautifully maintained. Stop and rock on the front porch of hotel for a beautiful sunset.

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to visit this area and absolutely enjoyed our visit. To look at all the beautiful historic homes and buildings was amazing.

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Thank John L
Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have an opportunity to actually take an official tour, but we did love to venture around on our own and look at all of the lovely buildings. Will definitely come back on a regular vacation and take in all the sites.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Jekyll several times a year and never get tired of visiting the historic district. They are continually working on restoring properties to showcase more if the great history. There are shops located here that offer alot of locally made goods and you can find a little something for everyone here. Even if you are not staying at the... More 

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Odum, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My recommendation for visiting the historic district is to take the tram tour during the spring or fall when the weather is cooler and the mosquitoes are not active. The tram museum is filled with historic information related to the island and hosts a great gift shop. The tram ride takes you to several of the historic homes in the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much to the historic district here, but if you are staying on the island and riding around on a bike this is just another great area to check out.

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Thank Dave C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has owned a home here for over 30 years and visiting the historic district is one of my favorite things to do on the Island. I've visited 10+ times and there's nothing like the historic club hotel to bring you back in time.

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