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Legacy TourOur Legacy Preserved

For five gilded decades, America’s leaders visited Jekyll Island “to secure an escape” from the demands of their everyday lives and pursue “a life of elegant leisure.”  An interpreter escorts small groups through the historic district and inside several cottages of the Jekyll Island Club for an intimate look at ongoing efforts to preserve the stories of these men and women who shaped America.  Cottages vary, depending on seasonal availability.

When: Fridays, March - December, 2014 at 2:00 pm.  Approximately 2 hours.ticket_icon_teaser
Where: Departs from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.
Cost: $35 for Adults; $15 for children ages 7-15; Free for children 6 and under.

Reserve early!  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Reserve online or call 912-635-4036.

Hollybourne TourHollybourne

Special Behind-the-Scene Tours of Hollybourne Cottage showcase the beauty of the only Jekyll Cottage that is yet to be fully restored.  Learn about the family that considered this island residence home, the unique design of the cottage, and the ongoing efforts to save the building.

When: Saturdays, May 3-31, 2014 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm ticket_icon_teaser
Where: Departs from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.
Cost: $10 for Adults; $8 for children ages 7-15; Free for children 6 and under.

Reserve early!  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Reserve online or call 912-635-4036.

PassportTourPassport to the Century

ticket_icon_teaserIn 1886, 53 prominent Jekyll Island Club members created an exclusive gilded era island retreat for family and friends on Georgia’s coast. These empire builders shaped our nation’s future.  Now step into their past. This guided tram tour of the 240-acre National Historic Landmark District includes entry into two restored cottages.

When: January 1 – November 28, 2014 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm daily.  Approximately 90 minutes.
Where: Departs from the Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Road, 912-635-4036.
Cost: $16 for Adults; $7 for children ages 7-15; Free for children 6 and under.

E-Guide

E-Guide

Introduce yourself to the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District with the best of our extensive archive of photos, oral histories, diaries, and rare home-movie footage. The Club member’s stories come alive in the voices of members, staff, visitors, and experts who have worked to preserve the island’s history.  These self-guided tours include a walking guide of the National Historic Landmark District and interactive multi-media device rental.

When: Available 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.  Approximately 2 hours.
Where: Departs from the Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Road, 912-635-4036.
Cost: E-Guide rentals are $8 each.

Historic Faith ChapelHistoric Faith Chapel

Enjoy the charming chapel that Club Member Frederic Baker wanted to be “worthy of the island.”  Delight in the architectural whimsy of its animal carvings, terra cotta gargoyles, and Tiffany and Armstrong stained glass windows.

When: The Chapel is open from 2:00 – 4:00 pm daily (subject to prior private rentals)
Cost: Admission is free. No reservations are needed.

 

 

Other Offerings

 

Historic Group ToursGroup Offerings

Specialty tours and group rates are available for parties of 20 people or more. In addition to private offerings of public tour programs, a variety of private, customized tours are available to suit your group’s special interests. Advanced reservations are required. Program availability and pricing is subject to change.

Details: Contact Shirley Martin, Tour Manager, at 912-635-4036.

 

 

 

museum special eventsSpecial Events

The Jekyll Island Museum offers a variety of special events that vary throughout the year.  Past special events have included Colonial and Club Era living history experiences, storytelling, hands-on heritage craft workshops, and festive themed parties that transport you to another time.

Details: Check back often for information on upcoming special program offerings!

 

 

 

 

Partner Programs

 

Carriage ToursHorse Carriage Tours

Relax and enjoy a leisurely, narrated carriage tour in the beautiful Historic District of Jekyll Island. See the cottages of Rockefeller, Macy, Goodyear, Faith Chapel and many others.

When: Daytime Tours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Three Oaks Farm Equestrian Services, 100 Stable Road ~ 912-635-9500 ~ Visit Website
Cost: $15 – Adults, $7 Children (Ages 3-12) Children under 3 Free. Pets Welcome.

When: Private Evening Tours 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Riverside of Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Cost: $40 (2 people) and each additional person $15. Children $7. Reservations Suggested.

 

 

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 100 Stable Road,
Jekyll Island, Ga 31527

912.635.4036

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