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Jekyll Island Historic District

Jekyll Island, GA
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The surroundings in the historic district are lovely, very nice indeed. Nic Nac's of all kind for all tastes.

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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We loved the 90 minute tram tour, which included visits inside 2 homes. No doubt we learned so much more taking this tour than we ever would just walking around, though we did that too on another morning. The setting is magnificent, the trees and lawns breathtaking. We took dozens of photos. Everything is spotless and beautifully maintained and we... More

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Saint Georges, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

On our way to Florida, we decided to stop for two days in the area. Once you cross the bridge, you see you are in a different world where life is slow-paced and where hanging moss seems to welcome you the southern way. We rode our bike on the west side of the island between the historic district and the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our trip to new places in the Southeast included a grand visit to Jeckyll Island, Georgia. The barrier island , one of the Golden Islands, of south east Georgia is easily accessable by a toll bridge. Moss laden live oaks, and well kept landscapes on the simple loop road are enchanting. Even more so is to realize that the Morgans,... More

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Hixson, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You have to pay $6 to get onto Jekyll island, which is kind of annoying, but I guess it’s worth it, so there you have it. When we arrived this past weekend, we immediately drove to the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, which is simply beautiful. Very classy and elegant. We parked and started walking, because it’s there that you find... More

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Tampa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice to see how the up-upper class lived in the heyday of the late 19th/early 20th century. The grounds with the huge live oak trees are a magnificent setting for the "rustic cottages" of the wealthy, and the Jekyll Island Club hotel is classic.

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Perkins, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I liked that it has some of the old things form back in the day. I also loved just looking at the water and the other historical sites.

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Ferndale, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was such fun to wander the lanes through these historic houses. What a grand and gracious time this must have been. One night's stay turned into three as we explored not just the historic district but strolled the beaches around the island as well. A magical island. The entire island is a Georgia State Park now, thank heavens, so... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We took the trolley tour from the museum and learned lots of history of the Jekyll Island Hunting Club and many of its members. We even toured a couple of the "cottages" and saw how the richest of the rich lived prior to the Depression. Great historical lesson.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wow what would I do to have a holiday home there. The history was an eye opener. When first I heard of the place I nearly gave it a miss but now having been there I am greatful I didnt.

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