Historic Preservation – Jekyll Island Foundation

Historic Preservation

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The historic area that once contained the playground for the nation’s Gilded Age wealthy achieved National Historic Landmark status in 1978.  Before and since that distinction was granted by the US Department of the Interior, Jekyll Island has engaged thousands of visitors through narrated tours, public programing, and a museum experience about the island’s rich history.

The purpose of Jekyll’s National Historic Landmark District is to preserve the island’s important cultural assets—artifacts, buildings, sites, and stories—for educating and informing the public, providing information for research, and creating opportunities to engage young people in educational programs.

The showpiece of the National Historic Landmark District is Mosaic: Jekyll Island Museum, built through generous funding provided by Jekyll Island Foundation donors. In addition to support for Mosaic, the Foundation provides financial resources for other projects in the District such as:

  • Repairs & Exhibitry—Faith Chapel, Villa Ospo, & Indian Mound, Dubignon, Hollybourne Cottages
  • Chichota Cottage Courtyard Historic Reconstruction
  • Skeet House—Relocation, Preservation, & Adaptive Reuse
  • Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum—Preservation & Adaptive Reuse of Jekyll Island Club Stables
  • Hollybourne Cottage—Phase I Exhibitry Design & Implementation
  • Living History Experience—Period costuming

We need your help to maintain and preserve Jekyll Island’s diverse and rich history for the enjoyment and education of future generations.

Please consider supporting this valuable effort with a tax-deductible contribution.

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Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100


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