Take a Historical Tour & Visit Mosaic Gallery
With the island’s rich history and commitment to preservation, historical tours are a must for visitors to Jekyll Island. These tours will guide you to many of the island’s historical landmarks, including Hollybourne Cottage and Faith Chapel, which was built in
1904 and features terracotta gargoyles and Tiffany stained glass windows. Another notable tour stop is Horton House, the former home of William Horton, one of General Oglethorpe’s top military aides, who grew a variety of crops and brewed Georgia’s first beer at his Jekyll Island plantation.
A walk down Millionaire’s Row, sometimes known as Millionaire’s Village, offers visitors a walk back in time. This street studded with live oak trees and Spanish moss is home to several cottages once owned by some of the most prominent and richest families in the world. The cottages, which primarily served as vacation homes, were once centerpieces of extravagant dinners and meetings among the nation’s elite.
Many of the cottages on Jekyll Island have been restored and are open to the public. Visitors can walk the grounds or join in on a guided tour, starting from the visitor center in the Jekyll Island Historic District.
Hungry for more history? Add Mosaic Gallery to your list when visiting Jekyll Island Historic District. This interactive museum offers a deeper look into the island’s lively past with in-depth exhibits and displays that are exciting for both children and adults. Mosaic Gallery is located on Stable Road and is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
The 60-minute Landmark Trolley Tour is a great option for a guided tour of all 240 acres of the historic district. Tickets include entry to Faith Chapel and Mosaic Gallery.