A dramatic sunset over the famed Marshes of Glynn in Brunswick, Georgia

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Wanderer Memorial Trail

  • St. Andrews Beach Park
  • Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Embark on this educational experience on Jekyll Island. Uncover the story of America's last know slave ship, the Wanderer. The trail can be found alongside the Jekyll River. This is where the ship docked 160 years ago. The trail takes you through the story of a young African boy named Umawalla, who was brought to America on the Wanderer. Follow Umwalla's journey through interactive exhibits on the trail. The Wanderer Memory Trail has received a UNESCO Slave Route Project “Site of Memory” designation of the Middle Passage arrival on Jekyll Island. For more information, visit middlepassageproject.org.