Activities - St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island offers a multitude of activities to fill your day with either adventure or relaxation. If you're looking to get your heart pumping, take to the beach with a paddleboard lesson or a day of charter fishing. If you're in search of serenity, join a kayak tour through the peaceful marshes of Glynn, saddle up for a guided horseback ride or enjoy a quiet bike ride around one of the islands. Of course, there is always the opportunity to relax on the beach and do nothing at all.

ADVENTURE MINISTRIES

ADVENTURE MINISTRIES

Each team gets results and every effort produces an outcome. Our mission at Adventure Ministries is to help you get the results that your team desires. Whether the desired result is spiritual growth or becoming a better asset to your company, we can help you take a leap in the right direction. We provide quality, safe outdoor experiences designed to build your team for the better; one person at a time!
Location: 100 Arthur J Moore Dr St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 223-8931
ALICE RICHARDS BOTANICAL TRAIL

ALICE RICHARDS BOTANICAL TRAIL

Alice Richards Botanical Trail, located in Frederica Park, is where native plant species have been re-introduced to land that was used for timber farming for many years. The trail features a gazebo, children`s area of faerie houses for imaginary play and a labyrinth in the woods for a quiet and contemplative respite. Island garden clubs and other donors partnered with the Land Trust to complete the project.
Location: 2201 Lawrence Road, Frederica Park St. Simons Island, GA 31522
EAST BEACH

EAST BEACH

"East Beach" is the name given to St. Simons Island Beach, the stretch of beach along the Oceanside of St. Simons Island. This is a great location for a range of beach activities, from relaxed shelling to extreme kite boarding, and everything in between. Because of the tides, the sand along East Beach is hard packed and suitable for biking. East Beach is made of smaller sections named after each beach access point. On the northern tip of East Beach, located at the end of Bruce Drive, is Gould’s Inlet, which has very limited parking. Just south of Gould’s Inlet, is the most popular beach location on the island named U.S. Coast Guard Station, after the historic coast guard station that still stands at the entrance today as the present home to the World War II Home Front Museum. Located between the Coast Guard Station and the King and Prince Resort, you will find a more secluded beach access point at Massengale Park. Depending on the tide, you can even access the southern point of East Beach at Pier Village. This is a great location to bike and fish at low tide, providing easy access to the village shops and the Neptune Park Fun Zone.
Location: 4202 1st St St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 554-7111
GET YOUR MUSE ON!

GET YOUR MUSE ON!

Get Your Muse On is an art studio for creative experiences Our goal is to provide a fun and safe space to hold the opportunity for individuals to explore their creativity. The experience is the focus because we understand the powerful impact of exploring your right brain by being willing and vulnerable. The primary mission of Get Your Muse On is to build and support a community of people coloring their world creative. In a small group setting, Cathie teaches you step by step how to create this beautiful painting for your very own. Painted on a large gallery wrap canvas, this will be a beautiful statement piece for your home.
Location: 221 Business Center Drive St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 268-0445
GOLDEN ISLES PADDLE COMPANY

GOLDEN ISLES PADDLE COMPANY

Kayak & Paddle Board Tours of St Simons Island, Jekyll Island and the Golden Isles. Our local waterways and beaches offer incredible opportunities to explore wildlife and have fun in the sun! Paddling is a wonderfully relaxing way to tour our islands. You can stand up, sit down or catch a wave. All of our Kayak & Paddle Board Tours and eco adventures are for all skill levels here on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. From our wonderful beaches to amazing marsh paddling is a great way to see our islands. We also offer Kayak and SUP Rentals here on St Simons. On many of our tours we could see dolphins, Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Horseshoe crabs, the occasional manatee and so much more. All of our paddle tours and rentals depend on the weather and the tide so times and offerings change daily. Welcome to The Golden Isles and give us a call or book right here on our site. Let’s Paddle Call 912-602-2470 to book now! All of our tours are family and beginner friendly.
Location: St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 602-2470
GOULD`S INLET

GOULD`S INLET

On the northern tip of East Beach, at the end of Bruce Drive, is Gould’s Inlet. Not primarily a beach destination, but rather a bird watching, fishing and ocean observation area. Here you can see the southern end of Sea Island, just across the river inlet, and observe many varieties of coastal birds. During your visit you will most likely encounter fishermen fishing off the boardwalk and along the beach, as well as paddleboarders off the distant sandbars catching some waves. This beach access location offers a shower, water hose, community water bowl for pets, dog bag station, benches and a fishing pier. Please note that there is limited parking. Notice: There are no lifeguards present at Gould`s Inlet. Swimming is not advised.
Location: Fifteenth Street, Bruce Drive St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 554-7111
HOOK AND KNIFE FISHING CHARTERS

HOOK AND KNIFE FISHING CHARTERS

Fishing has many aspects that are all fun in their own unique way while on the water in the Golden Isles. Scouting, searching, finding, stalking, baiting, fooling, reeling, landing, releasing, fileting, cooking, and eating each are great parts of a fun day. While Hook and Knife Charters will help you with whatever kind of fishing trip you desire, we specialize in the catching and cooking of many fun and delicious species.
Location: St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 399-3813
ISLAND BICYCLE

ISLAND BICYCLE

Island Bicycle opened in March 2017 and is conveniently located in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island. The shop is ran by Daniel Griffin, a St. Simons native and lifetime bicycle enthusiasts. After years of working with bicycles and providing visitors with insightful tours of the beautiful Golden Isles, Daniel decided it was time to open up his own storefront. Island Bicycle has a fleet of over 200 top of the line 3G bicycles. Island Bicycle takes pride in providing visitors with top notch customer service. Stop by Island Bicycle today to experience St. Simons in the best way possible, a 3G bike!
Location: 507 Ocean Blvd St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 912-268-2541
ISLAND CARTS

ISLAND CARTS

Island Carts on St. Simons Island offers the most reliable and economical island transportation service in the Golden Isles! Island Carts provides eco-friendly and street legal golf carts to suit your transportation needs during your stay on Jekyll, St. Simons and Sea Island. Island Carts offers hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rates with free drop off and pick up. Slow down and live like a local on your golf cart provided by Island Carts.
Location: 507 Ocean Blvd, Suite 101 St Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 268-2541
JOHN GILBERT NATURE TRAIL

JOHN GILBERT NATURE TRAIL

This beautiful land, named Frederica Marsh, was generously donated to the St. Simons Land Trust in 2000 by Dorothy Gilbert. One of its most treasured features is the magnificent live oak in the center of the property, which Mrs. Gilbert affectionately named “John’s Oak” in honor of her late husband John Gilbert.The John Gilbert Trail is the Land Trust’s first interpretive trail. The trail is a natural gem right in the heart of St. Simons Island. As you pass through the four wooded areas, you see the climax maritime forest transition into the marsh border. From this edge there are several points at which you may rest and view the marsh. Look for interpretive signs to learn about the history of the land, the roles of our native vegetation, and the birds and animals that also visit this land. Learn more about the Golden Isles` nature and wildlife.Please respect the environment by leaving each area you visit as you found it. Whether you spend time relaxing and playing on the beach or hiking a nature trail, `pack out what you packed in`. Thank you for helping us to keep the Golden Isles beautiful! Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
Location: Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-9109
MALLERY PARK

MALLERY PARK

Mallery Park is located on Mallery Street just north of Pier Village on St. Simons Island. Kings Park, on the east side of Mallery Street, is an extension of Mallery Park. Combined, these parks offer a basketball court, shuffle boards, tennis courts, Butler Fields (three baseball/softball fields), a playground, concession building with restrooms, two grills and many picnic tables. These parks, shaded by mossy oaks, are also host to many antique and craft fairs conveniently located a short walk from Pier Village.
Location: 601 Mallery Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 279-2836
MASSENGALE PARK

MASSENGALE PARK

Massengale Park is a nicely shaded picnic area and playground, located along Ocean Blvd on St. Simons Island, and a beach access point to East Beach. This park offers many oak-shaded picnic tables, four grills, a children’s playground, public restrooms, outdoor showers and two public beach access points to East Beach. Parking is available for visitors to Massengale Park and the beach.
Location: 1350 Ocean Blvd. St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 554-7780
NEPTUNE PARK

NEPTUNE PARK

DETAILS Neptune Park, also referred to as the St. Simons Island Casino, is located on the southern tip of St. Simons Island in Pier Village. This oceanfront park is home to many annual events throughout the year including, Memorial Day’s Taps at Twilight, the 4th of July Celebration, Jazz in the Park, A Little Light Music and Movie Night Under the Stars. The park offers an oceanfront walking path, two playgrounds, a large lawn (casino), grills, a shaded picnic area beneath towering live oaks, benches that overlook the ocean, and the Neptune Park Fun Zone. This park is available for private rental.
Location: 110 Mallery Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522
NEPTUNE PARK FUN ZONE

NEPTUNE PARK FUN ZONE

The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($8 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($8/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun.There is no admission fee for the playground. June 1 through August 9, 2020. Sunday- 1:00 to 5:30 pm Monday- 11:00 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday- CLOSED *beginning June 9 Wednesday -Friday- 11:00 am to 5:30 pm **Thursday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm in the months of June and July ONLY, August hours 11:00 am to 5:30 pm** Saturday- 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Pool CLOSED during week days after August 9, 2020. Weekends beginning August 15- Labor Day: Saturday- 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday- 1:00 to 5:30 pm Labor Day (Monday, September 2)- 1:00 to 5:00 pm **POOL CLOSES FOR THE SEASON AFTER LABOR DAY** RATES Daily Pass: $8 *children 3 and under are free and are required to wear a swim diaper. 10 Punch Pass: $60 (for use at pool or mini golf) Lap Swim: $8 Group rates: $6 per person for a group of 20 - contact the pool to make reservations for your group. SEASON PASSES Individual: $100 Couple: $125 Family: $200 (up to 5 that reside in household; after 5, $25 per individual) *children 3 and under are free and are required to wear a swim diaper. Ultimate Pass: A season pass to all three Glynn County pools; Brunswick Aquatic Center, Selden Park, Neptune Fun Zone. Individual: $125 Couple: $175 Family: $225 (up to 5 who reside in household; after 5, $25 per individual) All ACTIVE DUTY U.S. Military personnel, their spouses and children receive a 50% discount on all Entry Fees. Military ID required.
Location: 550 Beachview Drive St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 279-3720
SEA PALMS GOLF CLUB

SEA PALMS GOLF CLUB

DETAILS A George Cobb originally designed golf course, renovated in October of 2019, has a challenging track, and offers some of the most breathtaking views on St. Simons Island. Perfect your game under the live oaks and towering pine trees while enjoying sweeping vistas of the surrounding marshes and lagoons. Sea Palms Golf Professional staff offers private or group lessons available by appointment. The new Golf Shop is well stocked with popular golf apparel and equipment from men`s and ladies` golf shirts and hats, to precision golf clubs. The Golf Shop `Marketplace` offers an inviting assortment of beverages, snacks, and grab-and-go items to enhance your experience while enjoying the Sea Palms Golf Course. To book a tee time, call (912) 434-5336 or contact [email protected]
Location: 515 North Windward Drive St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 434-5336
Toll Free: 1-800-841-6268
SOUTHEAST ADVENTURE OUTFITTERS - ST. SIMONS ISLAND

SOUTHEAST ADVENTURE OUTFITTERS - ST. SIMONS ISLAND

SouthEast Adventure Outfitters is coastal Georgia`s outdoor headquarters. Kayak tours, boating, fishing, and exploring the beautiful Golden Isles with visitors and residents is their passion and specialty. Since 1994, daily kayak tours have introduced thousands to the wonderful waterways of coastal Georgia. If you have a desire to explore the myriad waterways of Georgia`s coast, including the Altamaha and Satilla Rivers, or remote barrier islands such as Sapelo, Cumberland, Jekyll, and St. Simons, then be sure to join SouthEast Adventure Outfitters during their tours of these various scenic and nature fulfilling destinations. SouthEast Adventure Outfitters has been featured in numerous television shows and worked with publications as diverse as National Geographic, Popular Science, and Lands` End. SouthEast Adventure Outfitters provides group tours for schools, boys and girls scouts, businesses, and family and friends. Shorter daily tours include 2 and 3 hour trips timed on the tides and geared for beginners or advanced paddlers. The shorter daily tours are great introductions to the exceptional richness and beauty of the Golden Isles. The headquarters for SouthEast Adventure Outfitters is located on St. Simons Island in the historic Pier Village area and is open daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm. The SouthEast Adventure Outfitters shop carries a wide range of outdoor clothing, gear, and accessories from vendors such as KAVU, Eno Hammocks, The North Face, Five Fingers, and Merrell. The shop also sells maps and charts of the coastal Georgia waterways. SouthEast Adventure Outfitters also sells kayaks and standup paddles boards made by well-known manufacturers at its Brunswick Boathouse location. The private dock at this location provides the opportunity to test out this fun water gear before your purchase. From the spectacular Village Creek Landing on St. Simons, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters also offers daily nature boat tours and fishing charters. Their comfortable, well-outfitted deck boat takes up to 6 passengers on a leisurely cruise throughout the marshes between St. Simons, Sea Island, and Little St. Simons.
Location: 313 Mallery Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-6732
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM FITNESS TRAIL

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM FITNESS TRAIL

The Southeast Georgia Health System Fitness Trail is located adjacent to the St. Simons Immediate Care Center and Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. The trail opened in the fall of 2006 as part of the Health System’s dedication to promoting health and wellness through regular exercise.The half-mile, paved trail is open daily from daylight to dusk. It gracefully curves and winds its way through a forest of live oaks, cedars, bamboo, and other native plants while benches and fitness stations are strategically placed along the way. The trail is also accessible to anyone who is physically challenged, including those who must use a wheelchair or other mobility device. The entrance of the trail, which is located on Arthur J. Moore Drive, is marked by a wood and synthetic oyster tabby arbor that matches the architectural style used throughout the Golden Isles. The arbor was donated in memory of Dottie Castle, by her daughters, and the Sea Island Garden Group. The trail’s bamboo loop was made possible by a gift from Mike and Lucia Gumaer and is named in their honor.
Location: Gascoigne Bluff, Gascoigne Bluff St. Simons Island, GA 31522
ST. SIMONS ISLAND TRAIL SYSTEM

ST. SIMONS ISLAND TRAIL SYSTEM

Discover the charm of St. Simons Island via bicycle. Over 30 miles of bike paths encircle the Island, including a newly constructed path leading to the far north end of the Island along Lawrence Road passing Frederica Park along the way. Bike mid-island along Frederica Road, explore the many shopping districts, enjoy views of the Sea Palms Golf Course, and stop for a snack at a variety of restaurants along the way. If you`re looking for a more leisurely bike ride, explore the south end of St. Simons Island and Pier Village. No matter where you decide to bike, you will be surrounded by beautiful mossy live oaks, marshlands, river views and ocean views. You will pass historic markers and sites around every bend and you may even see a tree spirit or two.
Location: St. Simons Island, GA 31522
TALL SHIP LYNX

TALL SHIP LYNX

Tall Ship Lynx is dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history of America`s struggle to preserve its independence. The maritime challenges during the War of 1812 are taught aboard the American Privateer Schooner Lynx utilizing a comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sail training. Please join with us in our battle for education, achievement and an appreciation for our American heritage.
Location: 206 Marina Dr St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (978) 479-2197
THE BIKE DUDE

THE BIKE DUDE

The Bike Dude is the Golden Isles only 100% mobile Bike Shop! Adam is a mechanic of 5 years and can handle anything from a flat tire to a full tune up. We rent premium 7 speed, forward peddling, aluminum cruiser bikes. Delivery and pickup are always FREE! We also sell bikes. We really do it all! Forget lugging your bike down to a shop for repairs, or trying to arrange and pickup rental bikes, we make the whole process super easy! Simply book online, or by call/text/email 24/7 and Adam will get on it right away. We bring everything to you! Let us take the hassle out of your cycling experience. We proudly serve Sea Island, Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Brunswick, Georgia. 100% locally owned and operated, licensed and insured "We bring the bike shop to your door!"
Location: Demere Road Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 269-5222
THE KING AND PRINCE GOLF COURSE

THE KING AND PRINCE GOLF COURSE

18 Holes / Par 72 / 6,462 Yards Owned and operated by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, the award-winning course is renowned for its challenging layout among ancient forests, vast salt marshes, dramatic island holes, and a vast lake characteristic of the 9th hole, overlooked by a comfortable clubhouse. With its welcoming clubhouse and exceptional staff, the King and Prince Golf Course is the perfect location for your next coastal Georgia golf vacation. Originally designed by renowned architect Joe Lee, the King and Prince Golf Course`s signature is the group of four spectacular holes gently carved from small coastal marsh islands and accessed by 800-feet of elevated cart bridges. This bold and brilliant design marks the highlight of the back nine, but Lee’s genius extends through the entire 18-hole, Par 72 course as it bends around towering oaks, along large areas of salt marshes, and across lakes and lagoons.In October 2009 the Resort turned to Billy Fuller as the course architect for an extensive golf course restoration project that dramatically renewed and restored the King and Prince Golf Course. An extraordinary Practice Facility is open and includes a 6500 sq ft mini-verde putting green, a 3000 sq ft mini-verde chipping green, and five target greens that have been added to the driving range.The King and Prince course is located on the northern end of St. Simons Island, approximately 12.2 miles from The King and Prince Resort. At The Hampton Club and Clubhouse there is also a restaurant, pro shop, locker rooms, beverage/snack cart and PGA certified instruction. Download the course map and scorecard below.
Location: 100 Tabbystone St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 634-0255
THE STABLES AT FREDERICA

THE STABLES AT FREDERICA

The Stables at Frederica is a boarding and lesson facility specializing in Saddle Seat and Hunter-Jumpers. The Stables are located on 60 beautiful acres in Southern Coastal Georgia on St. Simons Island. The Stables are less then 2 hours from Savannah and Jacksonville, and less then 4 hours from Aiken SC and Ocala FL. Its the perfect spot to winter over. The Stables offers a beautiful, spacious and well-managed facility as well as an experienced staff. The Stables are unique in that their location offers a resort atmosphere yet still has all the amenities of a first rate boarding and training stable. Come view the Golden Isles from an all new perspective! Rides leave daily on Sea Island beach, historic Muskgrove Plantation, and the woods of the Frederica township. Riding lessons available in four arenas anywhere from extreme beginners to seasoned competition level. Come experience what The Stables at Frederica has to offer. Stay a night, a week, a season or a lifetime! Open to the public. LESSONS: Private Lesson - 30 - 60 minutes Private Lesson - 30 - 60 minutes, trailer in Group Lesson - 30 - 60 minutes, limit to three riders per group Kids program - Tiny Tykes ages 3 to 6 and Saddle Up for ages 7 to 12 Children under the age of 6 will have Private lessons until they are ready for group lessons. RIDES: Beach Rides - by appointment - $115 Wooded Rides - by appointment - starting at $75 Children`s Lead Arounds (20 minutes) - $35
Location: 150 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 434-4760
THE TINTED TIDE POTTERY AND ART STUDIO

THE TINTED TIDE POTTERY AND ART STUDIO

Although The Tinted Tide has temporarily closed their storefront to walk-ins, they are offering Pottery Painting To Go Kits! Choose your own pottery pieces and paint colors, or opt for a pre-packaged kit. Orders are available for curbside pickup or local delivery. Learn more. The Tinted Tide is a paint-your-own pottery studio located on Saint Simons Island that offers walk-in pottery painting Monday through Saturday. They host lots of fun classes in other art mediums too! In addition to walk-ins, classes, and kids camps-you’ll find space to host parties and all kinds of group events. Visit their website for more info, including the complete list of offerings.
Location: 267 Redfern Village St Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 580-2530
TWO BROTHERS BIKE SHOP

TWO BROTHERS BIKE SHOP

There’s nothing like cruising St. Simons Island by bicycle. With more than 30 miles of bike paths on the island, you can enjoy views of parks, marshlands, and the ocean, and ride to many historic sites, shops, and restaurants. For wherever your travels take you, Two Brothers Bike Shop is your one-stop shop for your two-wheel needs, from rentals to repairs. With 15 years of experience, Two Brothers can fix and maintain most any bicycle, from single-gear beach cruisers to sleek road bikes. Their fast, efficient, and friendly service puts you back on the road faster and with confidence in your ride.
Location: 227 Mallery Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-6766
AVENUE OF THE OAKS

AVENUE OF THE OAKS

From 1760 until the outbreak of the Civil War, cotton and rice plantations flourished in this area. The Sea Island cotton grown here became famous the world over for its outstanding quality. Retreat Plantation was one of the most prosperous plantations and was located on the southern tip of St. Simons Island. Anna Page King, who inherited the land in 1826, planted the famous Avenue of the Oaks. It is said that Anna grew such an abundance of flowers at Retreat Plantation that sailors nearing St. Simons Island could smell the flowers` fragrance before they saw the Island shores. Once the entrance to Retreat Plantation, the Avenue of the Oaks is now the grand entrance to the Sea Island Golf Club. Follow the drive around the magnificent double row of 160 year old live oak trees which create the Avenue of the Oaks.
Location: 100 Retreat Avenue, Entrance To The Lodge At Sea Island Golf Club St. Simons Island, GA 31522
BLOODY MARSH BATTLE SITE

BLOODY MARSH BATTLE SITE

At the Bloody Marsh Battle Site on July 7th, 1742, an outnumbered force of British troops ambushed and defeated Spanish troops, halting a planned attack on Fort Frederica. Markers and information panels at this outdoor observation site explain the battle, which once and for all ended Spain`s claims to the Georgia territory. The Bloody Marsh Unit is located on St. Simons Island, off of Demere Road. It is open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. This site is managed by the National Park Service as part of Fort Frederica National Monument.
Location: Old Demere Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-3639
FORT FREDERICA NATIONAL MONUMENT

FORT FREDERICA NATIONAL MONUMENT

In the early 1700’s, Georgia was the epicenter of a centuries-old conflict between Spain and Britain. In 1736, three years after the founding of Savannah, James Oglethorpe established Fort Frederica to protect his southern boundary. 44 men and 72 women and children arrived to build the fort and town, and by the 1740s Frederica was a thriving village of about 500 citizens. Colonists from England, Scotland, and the Germanic states came to Frederica to support the endeavor. Georgia`s fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica`s troops defeated the Spanish in the Battle of Bloody Marsh, ensuring Georgia`s future as a British colony. However, the declining military threat to the Georgia coast saw the Fort`s regiment disbanded in 1749. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service, open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed most holidays). There is no longer an entrance fee to enter the park. Ranger-led tours and soldier/colonial life programs throughout the year recall life in Georgia’s second town. The park visitor center features exhibits and an orientation film, which is shown every 30 minutes.
Location: 6515 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-3639
ST. SIMONS LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

ST. SIMONS LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

The St. Simons Lighthouse Museum is located near the village and pier. The Lighthouse and Keeper’s Dwelling were built in 1872 to replace the original lighthouse built in 1810 by James Gould of Massachusetts, the first lighthouse keeper. The original lighthouse was destroyed by Confederate forces in 1861 to prevent the beacon’s use by Federal troops during the Civil War. The Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia. The Lighthouse still serves as an active aid to navigation for ships entering St. Simons Sound, casting its beam as far as 23 miles to sea. Visitors may climb the 129 steps to the top to experience spectacular, panoramic views of the coast including Jekyll Island, the mainland (Brunswick), and the south end of St. Simons Island. The Keeper’s Dwelling is a two-story Victorian structure that was the home of lighthouse keepers from 1872 until the 1950s. Today it houses the Lighthouse Museum, and includes interactive exhibits, rare artifacts, and period rooms that reveal the history of St. Simons Island and the life of a lighthouse keeper.
Location: 610 Beachview Drive St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-4666
WORLD WAR II HOME FRONT MUSEUM

WORLD WAR II HOME FRONT MUSEUM

The World War II Home Front Museum brings to life Coastal Georgia’s extraordinary contributions during World War II and recounts how this quiet coastal region was transformed when the United States went to war. The Home Front Museum tells the story of an important chapter in Georgia’s history when residents of small communities like Brunswick and St. Simons, in Glynn County, worked together and sacrificed for the greater good. More importantly, it tells the story of America – of the brave men and women on the home front who supported those on the battlefields in the fight for freedom and democracy. Developed by Coastal Georgia Historical Society and designed by Gallagher & Associates, lead exhibit designer at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the Home Front Museum details this region’s multifaceted role during the war. Galleries of immersive exhibits recreate iconic home front scenes such as an A & P Food storefront and a military recruitment office. Interactive experiences allow visitors to try their hand at plane spotting, directing fighter pilot squadrons using radar technology, and building and joining the crew of a Liberty ship. The Coastal Georgia home front story reflects the experience of many Americans during World War II - civil defense activities such as blackouts, food rationing and buying war bonds, and sending sons and daughters off to join the nation’s military. In other ways, Glynn County was unique. It was the location of three critical wartime facilities: an airship base, a radar training school, and a Liberty shipyard. The World War II Home Front Museum is located in the Historic Coast Guard Station on St. Simons Island, a beloved community icon listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic building will resonate with local residents who remember the Coasties who served from 1936 – 1995, and also with visitors who will learn about the Coast Guard’s service in World War II after the branch became an active part of the U.S. War Department in 1941.
Location: 4201 1st Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 634-7098