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The Golden Isles is home to many historic attractions, museums, theatres and other can't-miss landmarks that demonstrate the rich history and culture of the Georgia Coast. Be sure to stop at a few on your next trip to the Golden Isles!

Due to its strategic geography, the Golden Isles’ history has been punctuated by conquest and acquisition during times of political turmoil. Five Flags have claimed this coastal region as their own, as well as countless generations of native tribes, each leaving their indelible mark. Many of the historic landmarks have been lovingly restored and are a great addition to your visit. Check out some of our guided historic tours and more for your next trip to the Golden Isles.

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Avenue of the Oaks

Avenue of the Oaks

Address:

100 Retreat Avenue, Entrance to The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

From 1760 until the outbreak of the War Between the States, cotton and rice plantations flourished in this area. The Sea Island cotton grown here became famous the world over for its outstanding quality.

Bloody Marsh Battle Site

Bloody Marsh Battle Site

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912-638-3639

Address:

Old Demere Road,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

At the Bloody Marsh Battle Site on July 7th, 1742, an outnumbered force of British troops ambushed and defeated Spanish troops, halting a planned attack on Fort Frederica.  Markers and information panels at this outdoor observation site explain the battle, which once and for all ended Spain's cla

Cannon's Point Preserve

Cannon's Point Preserve

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912-638-9109

Cannon’s Point Preserve (CPP) is a 600-acre tract of greenspace at the north end of St. Simons Island open for public exploration. CPP features wild native species, beautiful mature maritime forest, and six miles of marsh-upland interface.

Cassina Garden Club Houses at Gascoigne Bluff

Cassina Garden Club Slave Cabins

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912-638-9808

Address:

100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Next to Epworth By The Sea,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

Hamilton Plantation, owned by James Hamilton, a native of Scotland, was located on Gascoigne Bluff near Fort Frederica.

Fort Frederica Marsh

Fort Frederica National Monument

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912-638-3639

Address:

6515 Frederica Road,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

In the early 1700’s, Georgia was the epicenter of a centuries-old conflict between Spain and Britain. In 1736, three years after the founding of Savannah, James Oglethorpe established Fort Frederica to protect his southern boundary.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Building

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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912-635-4444

Address:

214 Stable Road, corner of Hopkins & Stable Rd.,
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center—Georgia's first sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education facility—provides state-of-the-art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles. Explore the lives of sea turtles and other native animals through daily education programs and gallery exhibits.

Brunswick Historic Courthouse

Historic Brunswick Courthouse

Address:

701 G Street,
Brunswick, GA 31520
United States

The Historic Brunswick Courthouse is situated in a grove of live oaks within Magnolia Square—one of the historic parks and squares used to house livestock as a community pasture. The parcel was purchased in 1905 from the City for $1.00.

Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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912-264-7333

Address:

5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.,
Brunswick, GA 31525
United States

This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River.

Horton Pond

Horton Pond

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Address:

Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

Horton Pond is a wildlife viewing area situated off North Beachview Drive on Jekyll Island. This secluded spot is perfect for catching a glimpse of the natural beauty that surrounds Jekyll Island.

Jekyll Island Museum

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912-635-4036

Address:

100 Stable Rd.,
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

The Jekyll Island Museum is your Gateway to the Gilded Era.

Jekyll Island National Historic District

Jekyll Island National Historic District

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Address:

Riverview Drive,
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

At first, it was the farm and home of John Eugene duBignon. But, with the help of his brother-in-law Newton Finney, it became what Munsey’s Magazine called "the richest, most inaccessible club in the world" – the Jekyll Island Club.

Lover's Oak

Lover's Oak

Address:

Prince Street, at Albany Street,
Brunswick, GA 31520
United States

The Lover's Oak (said to date back to the 12th century) is located at the intersection of Albany and Prince Streets in Historic Downtown Brunswick. According to local legend, Native American braves and their maidens met under the majestic spreading limbs of this enormous oak.

Maritime Center - U.S. Coast Guard Station

Maritime Center

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912-638-4666

Address:

4201 1st Street, PO Box 21136,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The Maritime Center makes its home in the Historic Coast Guard Station.  Filled with interactive exhibits and galleries, this interesting museum offers an exciting look at coastal Georgia’s natural assets, maritime and military history.

Old City Hall in Brunswick, GA

Old City Hall

912-265-4032

Address:

1229 Newcastle Street,
Brunswick, GA 31520
United States

Brunswick's Old City Hall has developed a split personality. This part-time city courthouse doubles as Brunswick's new venue of choice for everything from class reunions to wedding receptions.

Sidney Lanier Bridge at sunset

Sidney Lanier Bridge

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Address:

Brunswick, GA 31525
United States

As you look south to the foot of Newcastle Street, you will see the Sidney Lanier Bridge, Georgia’s tallest cable-stayed suspension bridge, which provides easy access to the Golden Isles from Interstate 95 (Exit 29).

Signature Squares of Brunswick

Signature Squares of Brunswick

Signature Squares of Brunswick, a non-profit preservation organization, was founded in 2005 to reclaim and beautify the original colonial parks and squares in the Old Town district of the city.

St. Simons Lighthouse

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

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912-638-4666

Address:

610 Beachview Drive,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

Located near the village and pier, the St. Simons Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia.  An operational navigation aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound, it casts its light as far as 23 miles out to sea.  Unlike many other operational lighthouses, the St.