Saturday, February 22, 2020
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Mike and I took a day trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia from our camp site at Walkabout RV & Camp Park in Kingsland, Georgia. Jekyll Island is about 30 minutes north from Kingsland. Jekyll Island was a vacation destination (club) for the rich and famous from 1886 to the 1940’s. Members included such prominent figures as J.P. Morgan, Pulitzer (of the Pulitzer Prize), Vanderbilt, and Rockefeller.
I recommend going to the visitor center before the toll and ask them what to see for the day. It cost us $8 to get on the island. We went to the Mosaic Jekyll Island Museum and purchased our tickets for the trolley ride. It cost $20 per person for the ride. The trolley went through the historical district, a guided history tour through the town this also included two house tours, the DuBignon cottage (1st cottage on the island) and the Moss cottage.
We added the Georgia Sea Turtle Center pass for an additional $6 to the trolley ride. This saved us $3 each as it is regularly $9 at the Sea Turtle Center. The center is a rehab center for injured or sick sea turtles. We had an opportunity to see them give a turtle an exam and feed them. It was very educational.
Mike and I walked over to the Faith Chapel to admire the Tiffany stain glass windows, “A” frame structure and gothic gargoyles. The caretaker was more than happy to answer any questions you had.
We took a short ride to Horton House remains, to admire the strength of tabby. Tabby a “concrete” made with equal part sand, oyster shells, ash and water. Then off to Driftwood Beach. This picturesque beach is an Instagrammer’s dream. This beach features numerous driftwood trees. From the beach we could see the tipped over Hyundai Glovis cargo ship that will be removed by the end of the year.
Mike and I really did enjoy our day adventure on Jekyll Island. We highly recommend a visit.