Wanderer Memory Trail

On November 28, 1858, approximately 409 captive men, women, and children were brought to shore on Jekyll Island. They were illegally smuggled into the United States aboard the Wanderer, a luxury yacht turned slave ship.

These captive men, women, and children were among the last groups of enslaved Africans sold into captivity in America. Located at St. Andrews Beach Park, the Wanderer Memory Trail chronicles the voyage, landing and subsequent events of one of the last slave ships to reach the shores of Georgia.