Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, St. Marys

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St Marys is the gateway to Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Here pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here. Cumberland Island is also home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness.
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  • Beautiful, chocked full of history. Great day trip. The ferry ride is good. The wild horses are one of my favorites. 
    Beautiful, chocked full of history. Great day trip. The ferry ride is good. The wild horses are one of my favorites.  more »
  • Cumberland National Seashore is one of the best parks to go to but you need to plan your activities carefully. Just some high level pointers (1) fall is great time to visit as the bugs are less and.....  more
    Cumberland National Seashore is one of the best parks to go to but you need to plan your activities carefully. Just some high level pointers (1) fall is great time to visit as the bugs are less and.....  more »
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  • If you haven't been to this National Park, you should give it a try! You can only get there by boat with a round trip cost of ~ $35 pp. That doesn't include your standard NP entry fee (which I did not see anyone checking for at either end of the trip) of $10 pp. Other than a couple of restrooms and water bottle filling points, there are no amenities on the island. There are no trash cans... so you pack it in, you pack it out. To get the most out of this location you should have a reasonable fitness level. The route around the southern half of the island with some exploring will take about 4 hours to hike. It isn't likely you would be able to see the whole island in a single day trip. Bicycle rentals were not available when we were there, but for an additional $10 you can bring your own bike on the ferry. The terrain is mostly easy, but there is some sand to traverse which could be challenging. You will be delighted to see feral horses roaming about, along with the usual array of wildlife, like deer, turkey, wading birds, armadillos, and at the waterfront manatees and dolphins. Check out the website to find out more features of the island... there are too many to list in a review!
  • We've been here twice now and it's always nice. We went to the areas where a lot of people won't bother exploring. 😄

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