The Coast / Jekyll Island

Horton Brewery and Horton House

Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

912-635-3636
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This two-story ruin is one of the oldest standing tabby structures in the state. The Horton House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Maj. William Horton constructed this home in 1743 after he was granted Jekyll Island by the trustees of the colony of Georgia. The site also includes the cemetery of the DuBignon family, which owned Jekyll from 1790-1886 and occupied the house as their home from 1790 until the mid-1800s. Preservation work on Horton House was made possible by a Save America's Treasures grant from the National Park Service, and it received an Excellence in Preservation award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Horton "found the land exceeding rich" on his Jekyll Island property, and grew a variety of crops to supply the nearby fort. Horton also brewed Georgia's first beer at his home site on Jekyll Island.

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    95

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages