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Horton House Ruins

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A shell of a house (lol)

I had never seen shells used in the building of a house until this one. Yes it is ruins but you get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Altoona, Alabama
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Definitely See This on a Tour

I stopped by briefly and it was interesting to stand in the ruins of a 200+ year old building. But... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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375 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this house just before dark so we stayed long enough to walk around the grounds and read the signs. It's an interesting stop but a tour would definitely add more historical information.

Thank Eubelda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first we didn't realize and didn't notice the building. Then made a u turn and I am so glad we did. The explanations given were very informative. The tabby house and the way it was built is amazing.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating structure with plenty to read about it's past. We also visited the cemetery across the street. Beautiful setting and a very interesting story. Take a few minutes to explore, it's worth the time.

Thank traveltoeatout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had never seen shells used in the building of a house until this one. Yes it is ruins but you get the feel of the house and the signs do delve deep into the history of the man who lived here and why he...More

Thank KevinJexplore98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across the ruins as we were circling the island getting an idea of our surroundings and locations of various thing to do. The young kids were not impressed the dolphin tour was far more exciting for them.

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by briefly and it was interesting to stand in the ruins of a 200+ year old building. But I do agree with other reviewers who've said it's better to see on a tour, if possible.

Thank christyoverall3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still had fun looking at the ancient shell of a house and hoped over the road to see the small graveyard. Not a big deal to get under the spanish moss for a minute if NJ itching more than stretch.

1  Thank NHK H
Reviewed July 11, 2018

I stopped here for about 5 minutes. I think it might be better if you do an island tour where you can have someone explain the history of this building to you. There wasn't much to see and you could easily pass it on the...More

Thank Kelli R
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

There isn't much to look at by itself, but if you take a tour, you get more of the story and discover the significance of the architecture.

Thank ASCreel
Reviewed July 7, 2018

If you like driving to and then looking at the shell of a building than go check on the ruins. If you don't, don't waste your time.

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