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Horton House Ruins

375 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
+1 912-635-2119
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If you are a student of Georgia history, these ruins are a must see. The area contains lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mableton, Georgia
Preservation and History

A great place to learn more of the history of the island and some of its early inhabitants. A nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens, Georgia
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375 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
+1 912-635-2119
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are a student of Georgia history, these ruins are a must see. The area contains lots of historical sites and information about the prestigious Horton Family.

Thank zablob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to learn more of the history of the island and some of its early inhabitants. A nice area to park and walk among historic ruins and the bay side of the island.

Thank Dioc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stabilized ruin pays respect to Jekyll Island history so is worthy of a visit just to pay respects to the efforts of those gone before. Not a big deal on its own, but a pretty big deal when you realize that this structure could...More

Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a little grave spot with historical markers. Nice to just sit and enjoy the views. The Spanish history of the area is very interesting.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Here you can read about the early history of the island. You can also see construction techniques of the early inhabitants.

Thank Ben_Thayer_B4
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Both exhibits and staff rich with information & history of the Jekyll Island Club. Housed in what was (and still is) the stables gives the visitors glimpses into the colorful past.

Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 30 November 2017

As the heading says not much to see but a shell of a brick home. The best is to follow the trail for more history on the island.

Thank rojoe
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Was very cool to see how the walls were built and read the information that is provided. Worth a visit!

Thank stacygouldin
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy stopping at the Horton house to take a moment and read the history markers. I just find it amazing that the Horton house is still standing after all this time. I would also suggest to walk across the street to the old...More

Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Jekyll Island has an interesting history. The Horton House is a part of that history. You can drive or ride a bike here. Be sure to read the info on the plaques.

Thank Peg C
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