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Great stop if you like history

We decided to make this quick stop while traveling to driftwood beach. It was very interesting to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ocala, Florida
It's an interesting stop that might take 10-15 minutes.

These are the remains of the original house by Jekyll Island's owners. It is interesting to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Jersey
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375 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful old shell of a home. It would be perfect for photos and a beautiful place for a wedding.

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped by here and were in awe of this structure and reading about the history surrounding William Horton, his family and the remains of the tabby house.

Thank southernroamers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, but not a great deal to see. If you don't have an interest in history or architecture, you would have little to appreciate here.

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to make this quick stop while traveling to driftwood beach. It was very interesting to walk around inside the remains of the house and to read the different markers around the property. Across the street is a burial site, which was interesting as...More

Thank SusanL4103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the remains of the original house by Jekyll Island's owners. It is interesting to see the remains of the house and read the informative signs around it. Across the street is a small graveyard of some of the inhabitants which is interesting but...More

Thank ssg47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally came upon this place while driving on the island. We enjoyed learning about this piece of history.

Thank Pstrtj
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We saw this house just before dark so we stayed long enough to walk around the grounds and read the signs. It's an interesting stop but a tour would definitely add more historical information.

Thank Eubelda
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

At first we didn't realize and didn't notice the building. Then made a u turn and I am so glad we did. The explanations given were very informative. The tabby house and the way it was built is amazing.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating structure with plenty to read about it's past. We also visited the cemetery across the street. Beautiful setting and a very interesting story. Take a few minutes to explore, it's worth the time.

Thank traveltoeatout
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

I had never seen shells used in the building of a house until this one. Yes it is ruins but you get the feel of the house and the signs do delve deep into the history of the man who lived here and why he...More

Thank KevinJexplore98
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