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Jekyll Island Museum

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A Temporary Home

The museum is presently closed for improvements. The new museum promises to tell more of the... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
New Jersey, USA
Temporary location at Jekyll Island club for tour departures

You buy your tickets to the Jekyll Island Club tours at the museum, which is temporarily housed at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan S
Indianapolis, IN
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100 Stable Rd, I-95, Exit 29, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0870
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You buy your tickets to the Jekyll Island Club tours at the museum, which is temporarily housed at the "infirmary" not far from the main hotel and resort. We took the Passport to the Century tour and went inside two of the cottages of the...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the clubhouse! it's not just a museum, it is a hotel! You can feel the history in the woodwork, and the historical pictures as well!

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

... it is really terrific. You get to tour INSIDE a few of the cottages and learn about the families who lived there, the construction of the homes, and the renovation and restorations that have taken place. If you get Phyllis as your tour guide,...More

2  Thank F00lishTraveler
Reviewed May 31, 2018

While on a golf vacation to St. Simon, we traveled across the great bridge to Jekyll Island to Tour the Rockefeller Summer Home and museum. Very picturesque area, with beautiful homes and hotel. Learned a great deal about the Rockefeller family, and their wealthy neighbors....More

Thank EDavis44
Reviewed May 2, 2018

A visit to the island without visiting here is a great loss. You learn so much of the reasons why all of this is here and can then board the tram to tour the sites that you now understand. The gift shop is a great...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed that the center was closed. If we had known I would not have brought two cars of kids over for a field trip. And I surely wouldn't have paid $6.00 a car to come on the island. Very unhappy!!

1  Thank Martha B
Reviewed March 7, 2018

The museum is presently closed for improvements. The new museum promises to tell more of the history of Jekyll Island. A temporary home is located in a house on the corner of Old Plantation and Shell Roads. Tickets for the tram (a must) can be...More

2  Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I didn't stay at the hotel museum but toured the place and the grounds. It was very romantic and puts you in the mindset of the rich and famous who once called this place home. I caution you NOT to watch the movie "Get Out"...More

3  Thank W0rldtraveler2012
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Don't miss this historic place, which is no less important than Bretton Woods. Meetings that led to the development of the Federal Reserve System were held in secret on Jekyll in 1910 between members of what became known as the First Name Club. Using assumed...More

1  Thank Patricio G
Reviewed January 25, 2018

The birthplace of modern-day central banking. Specifically, the US Federal Reserve. Visit the rooms where the top bankers (such as JP Morgan) drafted the privately held* institution. The entire island is serene and peaceful, great for a long walk at sunset. I toured the museum...More

1  Thank James G
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Response from Jean H | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not offer an audio tour, but you really do not need one. The museum is very small and you can easily see everything and read everything in under two hours. It is well worth your time though as you get a complete... More