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

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Jul
22

Team Sea Watch Cooks Again!

Tom Kent and Pat Cochran have been cooking together since they were in college over 40 years ago.  Many dishes have been prepared while on vacations and getaways over the years and some were created on sailboats off the coast of British Columbia, Maine, and in the Virgin Islands.  Team Sea Watch entered Jekyll Shrimp [...]

Jul
21

Sea Turtle Release this Friday at 10:30 a.m.

 

 Public Invited to Attend! Join Us!

WHO:                   Jekyll Island Authority – Georgia Sea Turtle Center

WHAT:                Sea Turtle Release

WHEN:                Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:30 am

WHERE:             Beach at Great Dunes Park, Jekyll Island, GA

 

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