St. Simons Island is not just our home, it’s one of our favorite places in the world, and we just can’t stress enough how simply wonderful a place our little barrier island is to live. More than just gorgeous beaches and sunny days, St. Simons is a place filled with history and culture that ensures your visit will be entertaining and engaging. Even your children will have fun learning new things about old “stuff” at one of the many museums that dot our beautiful island; just don’t tell them it’s educational and everyone will be happy! Keep reading for a list of museums to visit during your stay in paradise. This vacation is sure to be one to remember!
St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum
Iconic, breathtaking, and historic, this museum features a symbol which will be the highlight of your trip. The St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum offers a tantalizing glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper throughout the ages, starting in 1810, when the original lighthouse was built, and through 1950, when the invention of automated lighthouses signaled the end of the need for lighthouse keepers. Climb the 129 steps and enjoy unparalleled views of the island and the seas surrounding the lighthouse, or stay closer to the ground and enjoy the exhibits that have been carefully maintained by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society; you won’t regret either decision!
Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum
A feeling of peace and tranquility blankets this historic spot located on the grounds of Epworth by the Sea. The Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum is one of our favorite spots to visit on those days when everything is a little too much. Housing historic books and artifacts that once belonged to the founders John & Charles Wesley, this is also home to the archives of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Southern history can be a complicated mixture of the good, the bad, and the ugly, and the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is a prime example of all. Home to well-healed rice planters and their slaves, this impeccably maintained 19th century plantation house allows visitors the opportunity to get an idea of what life was really like during those turbulent times.
SSI Rentals Cherishes the History of the Island
Book your luxurious SSI Rentals vacation home today and discover the history of our little stretch of paradise. Your Georgia vacation promises to be a memorable one!