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Jekyll Island Museum

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Address: 100 Stable Rd, I-95, Exit 29, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0870
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+1 912-635-4036
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice little museum

This is a nice little museum that is admittedly in need of some TLC. It's free though, so I couldn't really complain. There is a lot of interesting information packed into this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ravenito
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Fort Benning, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum is free entrance and u can tell that there is a combined effort to preserve the history of the place the best way possible. As a free entrance museum one can expect that there could be much more done to it patrons would fund it. I hope they can get grants to make it bigger and even better.

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Thank mp0ssa
Charlotte, North Carolina
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to learn the history of the island and see some of the early days good thing to do if it is cold out or raining and the folks are very friendly

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Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This could be a great tourist venue, educational and informative with respect to southern coastal Georgia island life. The grounds are attractive and well maintained with picturesque live oaks and native plants BUT the museum and outbuildings are in serious need of repair and rehabilitation!

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is actually disappointing..There really wasn't much in the museum. they have a small area which talks about the building materials used on the island and a couple of pictures.

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Thank Jusagagirl
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little Museum. Gives a good overview of the island history, before or after you take the trolley tour.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn all about the history of Jekyll Island. Self-paced tour in beautiful location. Offered other tours as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice little museum that is admittedly in need of some TLC. It's free though, so I couldn't really complain. There is a lot of interesting information packed into this little space, too. We took both of the paid tours (the trolley tour and the tour of the Rockefeller Cottage) and they were both really, really well done.... More 

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Fairburn, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given the millions pumped into the remodeling of the Club and grounds, this museum is still standing waiting for that shot in the arm, displays are 1950's and 60's type. Needs a major redo to make it more in line with other similar places around the country. Use more technology and paint the conduit too! make it a show place... More 

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Fort Ann, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Despite some of the negative reviews on this, we were very glad we opted to do this before we started aimlessly wandering around the historical district. After going thru the museum where we got a good background on the area, from it's first inhabitants right thru to the establishment of the club and history of that era, we then opted... More 

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Thank 413sharic
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really, the museum doesn't deserve 3-stars, maybe 2-1/2 at best.. It needs lots of work. Many of the exhibits are identified and explained with sheets of paper where the writing has bleached-out. The interior of the building needs more lighting - it's dreary and, as another T/A reviewer noted - "rundown". On the plus side, there is a wealth of... More 

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