Jekyll Island Historic District

Location

901 Downing Musgrove Pkwy.
Jekyll Island GA 31527

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am

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In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive winter retreat, known as the Jekyll Island Club. It soon became recognized as "the richest, most inaccessible club in the world." Club members included such notable figures as J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, William K. Vanderbilt, and Marshall Field.

Members prized the island for its "sense of splendid isolation," beautiful landscape, and moderate climate. Jekyll Island, with its cottage colony and clubhouse, was viewed as a little paradise, where members and guests pursued "a life of elegant leisure."

Here, they enjoyed a variety of outdoor pursuits, such as hunting, horseback riding, skeet shooting, golf, tennis, biking, croquet, lawn bowling, picnics, and carriage rides. Today, the former Club grounds comprise a 240-acre site with 34 historic structures. The Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark is one of the largest ongoing restoration projects in the southeastern United States, attracting curious guests from around the world.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round