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Jekyll Island Historic District

Jekyll Island is rich in history and legend. Native Americans, Spanish missionaries, English settlers, French planters, millionaires, modern residents and tourists have all played a part in the evolution of Jekyll Island. Jekyll Island is now a family resort with ten miles of public beaches. The Jekyll Inn is the largest oceanfront resort on the Island, with 15 acres of oceanfront property.

After a period of private plantation ownership ending with the DuBignon family, the Island was sold to a group of very wealthy individuals who formed the Jekyll Island Club, including such family names as Rockefeller, Pulitzer, Vanderbilt, Crane, Goodyear, Macy, J.P. Morgan and others. One-sixth of the world's wealth vacationed on Jekyll Island at that time. The conferences leading to the development of the Federal Reserve Bank were held at the Jekyll Island Club. Jekyll Island was also a participant in the first transcontinental telephone call on January 25, 1915. In 1946, Jekyll Island was purchased by the State of Georgia and is currently maintained as a state park.

Jekyll Island Historic District Flags

Patriotic flags on the grounds of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel provide a regal sense of the proud history you'll find in the Jekyll Island Historic District.

Crane Cottage in Jekyll Island Historic District

The Crane Cottage was built for Richard T. Crane, Jr., whose father founded the toilet company. It was in this cottage that the Federal Reserve System was crafted by John. D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and other members of the Jekyll Island Club.

Jekyll Island Historic District

The grounds and landscape throughout the Jekyll Island Historic District have been lovingly maintained to capture the essence of how the priviledged lived during Jekyll's halycon days.

Jekyll Island Historic District

Jekyll Island is renowned for its landmark Historic District, termed the "Millionaire's Village" long ago, with its 240-acre site containing 33 historic structures, including the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and surrounding cottages that were once home to some of America's most wealthy and prominent citizens.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Wealthy and notable Jekyll residents included the Crane family, the Pulitzers, Morgans, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Goodyear clan to name but a few. These privileged few used Jekyll Island as a hunting and golf retreat, escaping cold winters here and building these historic homes that have been lovingly restored to their former glory.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Side view of the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel showcases the restored architecture and pristine grounds that have earned this place a spot on the Historic Hotels of America.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

The grounds of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel offer a fabulous spot to enjoy a leisurely game of croquet.

It was in this building that telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell made the first transcontinental phone call between Jekyll Island, Washington D.C., New York City, and San Francisco.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

The inner courtyard of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel features plenty of shade and a variety of tables for eating or resting for a spell. Lovely fountains and manicured landscaping offer visitors a trip back in time to a more relaxed way of life.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Stepping away from the Hotel you'll find the Jekyll Harbor Marina, offering overnight docking, fuel and snacks. This was once the spot where America's wealthy millionaire industrial barons arrived to spend their summers at the Jekyll Island Club.

Jekyll Island Horse Stables in the Historic District

These restored horse stables in the Historic District houses the Jekyll Island History Museum featuring many artifacts and period pieces of interest, as well as carriage and horse stables from the 1900s.

Jekyll Island Historic District Classic Automobile

You never know what you'll find while strolling the grounds in the Jekyll Island Historic District. On this hot summer day, we stumbled upon a classic automobile driving through the narrow pathways that traverse the 240-acre site.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel Historic Hotels of America Plaque

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Jekyll Island Parking Fee

Vehicle entry to Jekyll Island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the Guest Information Center upon arrival on the island. This pass gives you access to many of the public outdoor areas on the island, including picnic areas, beach parking and access points, playground, soccer complex, historic landmark district, fishing pier, bicycle and nature trails and more. The Parking Fee is charged per vehicle per entry per day. Multi-day passes are available for your convenience and an Annual Parking Decal is available. Bicycles and pedestrians can enter at no charge.

Information is subject to change without notice.

One Day Parking Pass $6.00
Oversized Vehicles One Day Parking Pass $10.00
Weekly Parking Pass $28.00
Annual Parking Decal $45.00
Oversized Vehicles Annual Parking Decal $90.00


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