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The Coastal Isles and the Okefenokee Sights

Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District

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Updated 10/13/2014

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This 240-acre historic district encapsulates the village that once comprised the winter retreat and seasonal residences for America's wealthiest—Morgan, Pulitzer, Goodyear, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt among them. Today, the original cottages still stand amidst the historic grounds with the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, founded in 1886, as the crowned jewel. Nearby is Faith Chapel, built in 1904, which is illuminated by stained-glass windows, including one Tiffany

original. The chapel is open daily 2–4 unless it has been reserved for a wedding.

Jekyll Island Museum. Tours ($16) originate at this little museum, departing daily at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, weather permitting. 100 Stable Rd. off I–95 Exit 29, 31527. 912/635–4036.

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Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States

Updated 10/13/2014


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