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Jekyll Island Historic District

Jekyll Island, GA
+1 912-635-3636
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A Must-See activity

If you are visiting Jeykll Island, GA, you probably know about this historic district. It is worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
Lovely area of bygone era

The homes were beautiful and well kept. The shops had very friendly shop keepers. We stopped at the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Marietta, Georgia
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Jekyll Island, GA
+1 912-635-3636
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Jeykll Island, GA, you probably know about this historic district. It is worth as much time as you can give to visit this historic distric. It is one of the largest ongoing restoration projects in the southeastern US. It has already...More

Thank mnhicks55
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The homes were beautiful and well kept. The shops had very friendly shop keepers. We stopped at the newly open Jekyll Island club bike shop and they were very helpful and priced well for a new tire.

Thank ldiaz416
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The historic district is fascinating. You can walk or bike through it, or get a guided team tour, which starts at the museum. Well worth it!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

So much history. Our tour was fantastic and filled with detailed facts. We gained a little insight into the daily lives of those who used to vacation on Jekyll so long ago. Tour guide made excursion a lot of fun for our kids also.

Thank ShirleyFisher
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting place to walk around and visit the shops and see the "cottages" where millionaires had their winter homes back in the late 1800's. There's a museum with a short film that tells the history of the area. The center of the...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This section of the island is heavily promoted in all the guides. So we dedicated a couple of hours to visit this historic community. Although open to the public and every building being labeled on maps and pedestrian signs -- I never felt welcome. It...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited Jekyll Island recently and took the opportunity to do the tour of the cottages and the grounds on the little train. I know it looks like the penultimate tourist come on, but I have done these tours in other places, always have a...More

Thank Dr_Tom82
Reviewed 25 August 2017

When visiting Jekyll Island we found it quite unattractive, a manicured place without charm. The part that is called historic is really tiny and the rest of the island looks like the suburbs in the Steford Wives movie, clean and polished but without a soul...More

1  Thank HansCB
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited Jekyll Island Holiday Inn resort about 3 times and plan to take our grandson again in September. It is a great hotel, very clean and all types of room are nice. We have yet to meet anyone who wasn't friendly, from the...More

Thank sister121Peoria_IL
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We love the historical part of Jekyll island because it gives you a glimpse into the past and how the rich lived. beautiful manicured gardens, impressive trees covered in spanish moss and waiting to be climbed. Great pathways and shops.

Thank Jennifer G
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30 June 2017|
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Response from jerRsaus | Reviewed this property |
The airport choices are JAX or Savannah. They are nearly equidistant from Jekyll. There is a tiny airport in Brunswick, but it requires an expensive plane change. Charleston airport is a little less than 3.5hrs away... More
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6 May 2017|
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Response from Andra B | Reviewed this property |
Walking around and seeing sights, absolutely! They do have some shops, but I'm not sure about lunch. They have some snack shops, but no actual restaurant.
30 March 2017|
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Response from KernBaker | Reviewed this property |
When you get off the ferry, they have bike rentals.