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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

St. Simons Island Lighthouse, Keeper’s Dwelling Museum and Maritime Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1:30-5 p.m. Last climb 4:30 p.m. The Maritime Museum closes from 12-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Fees to all Museums, Galleries and Exhibits, Lighthouse and Watch tower. $8 for Adults, $4 for Ages 6-11. No admission […]

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Seniors Travel To Georgia’s Coast

By Jim Becker! Seniors Drawn To St. Simons Island! St. Simons Island was recently named one of the “Most Romantic” places to visit in the country. St. Simons Island, the seat of Glynn County, is the largest of the four barrier islands in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Island offers senior visitors a variety of outdoor […]

Island Treasures!

Island Treasures!

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) hosts “Island Treasures on Jekyll Island,” a unique treasure hunting experience on Georgia’s most popular public beach. The treasures are hand-crafted glass floats, called Island Treasures. The glass floats have been sought after by Jekyll Island guests since 2002. Each is unique and stamped with the year to be a […]

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

The First Lighthouse (1810) On October 17, 1804, John Couper, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, deeded four acres of his land, known as “Couper’s Point,” at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. James Gould of Massachusetts was hired in 1807 […]

Vidalia Onion History

Vidalia Onion History

Here is the story of how the original sweet onion was developed in America beginning in the 1930’s until today: What is now a deeply-entrenched summer tradition started out as a fluke. During the tough days of the Great Depression, farmers had high hopes of a new cash crop. These hard-working men had grown everything […]

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