The Coast / Cumberland Island

Dungeness Ruins

Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island, GA 31558

912-882-4336 | 877-860-6787
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Dungeness was built by Thomas Carnegie and his wife Lucy In 1884. The Carnegie Dungeness burned in the 1950s. Today, wild horses and other island wildlife roam freely throughout the ruins and along the beach. Glimpses of the Carnegie lifestyle can be easily imagined throughout the ruins of Dungeness, and through the abandoned luxury vehicles. The first Dungeness was built in 1783 by Nathanael Green. The Tabby House on the grounds of Dungeness was built for Revolutionary War Hero Nathaniel Greene's widow, Catherine.

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Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages