Visiting the Jekyll Island Historic District
Steeped in rich history and natural beauty – including ten miles of pristine beaches – Jekyll Island is the perfect destination for a year-round getaway. In the southeastern portion of Jekyll Island, you’ll find the Jekyll Island Historic District: 240 acres of protected land including 34 preserved structures from the Gilded Age.
From 1886 to 1948, this area was home to the Jekyll Island Club, an ultra-exclusive winter retreat for some of the country’s most prominent figures including J.P Morgan, William K. Vanderbilt, William Rockefeller and Frank Henry Goodyear.
The historic island was designated a National Historic Landmark by the state of Georgia in 1978 and its many outdoor activities, historical landmarks and natural beauty have made it a top destination in the state ever since.