Jekyll Island Authority
Welcome to Jekyll Island! Midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, is a remarkable family vacation spot, Jekyll Island, GA. Explore miles of barrier island beaches and dune lines edging unbothered woodlands. Discover an enchanting riverfront National Historic Landmark District, and challenge miles of emerald fairways. Jekyll Island’s ancient wonders are in harmony with modern amenities.
Visit Jekyll Island and enjoy nature-based pursuits like marsh eco-tours, dolphin-watching, sea turtle walks, or bird watching. The active visitor can golf, kayak, play tennis or soccer, bike, and play at Summer Waves Water Park. The historian can learn of Jekyll’s rich gilded era. On Jekyll Island, It’s All Good!!!
In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive winter retreat for America’s most elite families, known as the Jekyll Island Club. For more than half a century, the nation’s leading families, including the legendary Rockefellers, Morgans, and Pulitzers, came to Jekyll Island “to secure an escape.”
Today, the Jekyll Island Museum tells their stories, giving an inside look at what life was like for both club members and their employees. Offering exhibits, tours, and a museum store, the Jekyll Island Museum provides an introduction to the vibrant cottage life of the National Landmark Historic District and beyond.
The Jekyll Island Museum maintains three historic sites: the Horton House Historic Site, the Wanderer Memorial, and the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District. There is also an extensive archival collection of more than 20,000 artifacts showcasing the island’s unique heritage. At the Jekyll Island Museum, embark on a journey of discovery through exhibits, tours and programs that are adventures into a bygone era.
The Annual Georgia Environmental Conference offers conference rates and room blocks at several premium hotels on the island. Please visit the Hotels page for room rates and reservation information.