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Horton House Ruins

375 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
+1 912-635-2119
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Just four walls, but OLD four walls

We saw this and stopped and realized this was the first house on this island. After the tours we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vic P
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Tallahassee, Florida
Historical!

It was so interesting to see this house and learn the history of it. To think that something so old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robbin S
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Springfield, Missouri
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375 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this and stopped and realized this was the first house on this island. After the tours we did, it was even more amazing after you know the history.

Thank Vic P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so interesting to see this house and learn the history of it. To think that something so old is still in existence was astonishing. The island has a lot of history.

Thank Robbin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are driving all around the island you will pass these ruins. There is parking available so you can take a few minutes for a closer look. It is a ruin so not much to see.

Thank cruisr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Horton House and the old cemetery are worth a visit. The tabby walls are interesting, the historic guides extremely informative.

Thank kathleenbrown3s
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good historical place to stop and learn about the history of the island. Self guided with easy to read historical markers. Always good to learn some history while traveling.

1  Thank PRIMETIMEUCF
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The ruins are self explanatory, the island had done a good job with their self guided markers and historical account of this site.

Thank ksterkel
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It is pretty neat to see. It is the shell of an old house that was built out of Tabby. It is something to see at least once, probably not twice.

Thank Reynolds357
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

If you don't enjoy history, it may not be for you. However, it does make for some nice photos with family. What do you expect? It's nearly 400 years old, which I find pretty amazing. Go across the street to the cemetery.

Thank RickCreel
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is one of the many spots you can stop at and read about the history of Jekyll Island. The Horton family was a big part of the area having the first house on the island.

Thank DAWGTRIP
Reviewed 30 April 2017

It was interesting to see the same building materials used here as in SW Florida by early residents, It must have been a hard life so isolated from civilization.

Thank FMBFLMom
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