Dungeness Ruins


Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island GA 31558

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 8:00am - 4:00pm

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.

Plum Orchard tour availability is based on Park Ranger availability; reservations can be made at cumberlandislandferry.com.

Near Interstate Highway
  • 95
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round
Facility Amenities
  • Picnic Area
  • Self-guided Tours
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