A Legacy of Leisure

In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive winter retreat for America’s most elite families, known as the Jekyll Island Club. For more than half a century, the nation’s leading families, including the legendary Rockefellers, Morgans, and Pulitzers, came to Jekyll Island “to secure an escape.”

Today, the Jekyll Island Museum tells their stories, giving an inside look at what life was like for both club member families and their employees. Offering exhibits, tours, and a museum store, the Jekyll Island Museum provides an introduction to the vibrant cottage life of the National Landmark Historic District and beyond.

The Jekyll Island Museum maintains three historic sites: the Horton House Historic Site, the Wanderer Memorial, and the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District.  There is also an extensive archival collection of more than 20,000 artifacts showcasing the island’s unique heritage. At the Jekyll Island Museum, embark on a journey of discovery through exhibits, tours and programs that are adventures into a bygone era.

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Gateway to the Gilded Era

Enjoy Jekyll Island’s cottage colony built by America’s grand society during the Gilded Age.

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 100 Stable Road,
Jekyll Island, Ga 31527

912.635.4036

From Our Blog

Jul
30

Revitalization Update from Executive Director, Jones Hooks

Dear Jekyll Island Friends and Residents,

I hope you are a having a nice summer.  We have been extremely busy here on Jekyll Island with several revitalization projects underway plus a great increase in visitation to the island.  I appreciate the nice comments from many of you who have enjoyed the island improvements.  We are [...]

Jul
28

Indian Mound Golf Course Joins Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

Indian Mound Golf Course at Jekyll Island Golf Club has received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. The plan was developed by Yank Moore, Conservation Technician, who [...]

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