Jekyll Island Historic District, Jekyll Island

4.6
#2 of 14 in Neighborhoods in Georgia
The 8 hectare (20 acre) Jekyll Island Historic District plays host to a variety of buildings from the famous Jekyll Island Club era. The Jekyll Island Club was an exclusive recreational association on the island, where some America's wealthiest families, such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Morgans, would come to relax. Though it thrived in the early 20th century, the club was forced to disband in 1947. Today, you can stroll around what was once a millionaire's playground and admire the luxurious vacation properties. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel serves as the centerpiece, and more than 30 historical buildings surround it. Take a narrated tram tour to learn more about this era, and pop into some of the museums, galleries, and stores that now exist in the cottages. Use our Jekyll Island travel route planner to arrange your visit to Jekyll Island Historic District and other attractions in Jekyll Island.
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Create an itinerary including Jekyll Island Historic District
Jekyll Island Historic District Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,056 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • History nuts can really get into the history of the club.The rest of this comment is just to satisfy the 100 character minimum required to post anything.  more »

Plan your trip to Jekyll Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Jekyll Island

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Jekyll Island

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Jekyll Island

4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h

Golf in Jekyll Island

4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Kid friendly things to do in Jekyll Island

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Jekyll Island

4.6
Duration: 30​min