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 charge for CGHS members and children under 6.
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Each year Southern Living releases several lists boasting “The South’s Best,” including everything from accommodations to bookstores, breakfast spots, BBQ joints, beaches and so much more. In their 2017 accolades, St. Simons Island landed the #2 spot in The South’s Best Islands! Who stole first place from the Golden Isles? North Carolina’s barrier islands, the […]
Until the Civil War, coastal Georgia and South Carolina thrived as the country’s premiere rice growing region. Many of the South’s great rice plantations were destroyed during the Civil War, but a few still stand today. Located between Darien and Brunswick, Georgia, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation offers a fascinating window into the Lowcountry’s 19th-century rice culture. Situated […]
Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]