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Review of Horton House Ruins

Horton House Ruins
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We rode our bikes to the Horton House. Lots of information to read about the house and former owners. Good place to take photos.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

As someone said, the ruins are not that extensive, but I would definitely go see them if you're already on the island. They are free, and it's a 10 minute drive MAYBE from anywhere on the island.

Thank Irene W
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

It is amazing that a structure that old (approx 300 y.o) is still standing. Some of the wall has crumbled away exposing seashells as part of the building material. Even our 9 year old son enjoyed this. Definitely worth stopping to see...and its free!

Thank neneb622
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We enjoyed walking around the locations that are part of this colonial-era ruins, but a couple of the plaques had information that conflicted with the same material covered at the museum.

Thank Dana S
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

If you're into architecture, I guess you'd be interested in the ruins. The ruins (basically just walls) are all that's left of a home built in 1743 by an early settler named William Horton. Across the street are the burial grounds of the DuBignon family, who owned Jekyll Island for a while in the 19th century. That area, in addition to the cemetery, has some beautiful natural areas and a chance to see some wild birds and other wildlife.

Thank Steven D
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