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“A must see visit and tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jekyll Island Historic District

Jekyll Island Historic District
Jekyll Island, GA
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A must see visit and tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Jekyll Island has a unique history and if you are at all interested in learning about it, this is the way to go. The 90 minute tour which departs from the museum is very informative and includes tours of two of the "cottages" of the old Jekyll Island Club. We thought it very worthwhile and enjoyable.

Jekyll Island is beautiful and the historic district is very well manicured and maintained. Overall a great vacation spot.

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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100 reviews 100 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Highlight of the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

See my review of the Jekyll Island Club. The historic district is a beautifully tended collection of mansions, a nice place for a stroll. I wish I had had time to learn more about the history and visit the homes.

Visited February 2013
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Muncie, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Pleasant and peaceful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The best way to tour this very interesting historic site is on a bicycle. Easy, wide paths and areas to navigate and lots of interpretive signage with excellent information. Plenty of well placed, clean public restroom facilities. Lots of benches to sit a spell to rest or enjoy the scenery. The Turtle Center, quaint little shops and places to eat at the old hotel or waterfront restaurants are additional attractions. If you can't ride or don't have a bike, take the trolley tour from the museum--at least once so you can go inside and have a look at some of the historic homes.

Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Rockerfellow Cottage and the Club House really show you how the Super rich lived...amazing The Tour is well worth it. It will be quite someting to see when more "cottages are done.

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Goshen, New York
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Best way to get a good overview of the historic district and why this island even existed as it did in its hay day is to take the trolly tour avialble from the museum center. The tour is 90 minutes long and costs $16- per person. It's very informative. Included are 2 stops to visit the homes the residents or members lived in.
Top it off with lunch at Courtyard at the Crane. Delightful day.

Visited February 2013
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