A.W. Jones Heritage Center

  • 610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center
  • St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 912-638-4666

The A.W. Jones Heritage Center is the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and is an educational and cultural center for the community. The Society is responsible for the iconic historic structures entrusted to its care – the St. Simons Lighthouse and Keeper’s Dwelling and the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach. The Society operates the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and the World War II Home Front Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station. The Society also offers lectures, tours, and field trips throughout the year to its members and the public. The first floor of the Heritage Center includes an entrance gallery with rotating exhibits, the Museum Store, and an event hall available for rent for weddings, special occasions, and corporate and civic events. The second floor includes the Society’s administrative offices, a research library accessible by appointment, and the Society’s vast collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs from hundreds of years of Coastal Georgia History. The Museum Store offers a large selection of collectibles, keepsakes, and gifts for all ages. There is a variety of books, replicas, uniquely branded apparel, and decorating items, as well as gift items that will remind you of your visit to the Golden Isles.

For more information about hours, admission rates and group access, click here.

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Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1396
  • Theatre Capacity 150
  • Indoor Ceremony Venue Capacity 200
  • Indoor Reception Venue Capacity 200
  • Outdoor Ceremony Venue Capacity 200
  • Outdoor Reception Venue Capacity 200
  • Ballroom No
  • Banquet Hall Yes
  • Beach Yes
  • Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse No
  • Historic/Landmark Building Yes
  • Waterfront No
  • Garden Yes
  • Banquet Capacity 140
  • Number of Rooms 1
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