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Horton House - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA


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About Horton House

Horton House is a historic site on Riverview Drive in Jekyll Island, Georgia which was originally constructed in 1743 by Major William Horton, a top military aide to General James Oglethorpe. This structure has been meticulously preserved over the past 100 years as an example of coastal Georgia building techniques and as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the state.

Attractions Near Horton House

Driftwood Beach
Driftwood Beach1.04km from Horton House

Driftwood Beach, is a stunningly beautiful stretch of sand that looks like it stepped right out of the pages of a fairy tale. With its miles of driftwood gently sculpted by the waves, it offers a truly unique beach experience with plenty to explore. A favourite spot for outdoor enthusiasts, visitors can traverse its gentle terrain and enjoy activities such as kayaking, swimming, bird watching and stargazing. A popular destination for photographers looking for amazing scenery and perfect sunsets.

Jekyll Island Fishing Pier
Jekyll Island Fishing Pier1.67km from Horton House

The Jekyll Island Fishing Pier, is a beloved spot for fishermen of all skill levels. The pier reaches 800 feet in length and stretches out into the marsh, giving visitors unparalleled access to local wildlife. Early risers and night owls alike can experience the sights and sounds of nature right at the edge of the pier: pelicans soaring above the marsh below, dolphins swimming in the surf nearby, and sheepshead nibbling on baited lines. Fishers can also drop a line from one of several piers.

Saint Simons Sound
Saint Simons Sound2.88km from Horton House

Saint Simons Sound is formed by the Little Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island and Sea Island. Situated along the Georgia coast, Saint Simons Sound provides many outdoor activities such as sailing and kayaking. Visitors can explore the local wildlife in its natural habitat or fish for sea bass, red drum, flounder and more. Along with plenty of beaches and parks to explore around Glynn County, visitors also have easy access to amenities like golf courses and shopping areas.

Jekyll Island State Park
Jekyll Island State Park3.58km from Horton House

Jekyll Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County. It is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands. A popular tourist destination, the island has beaches frequented by vacationers. Guided tours of the Landmark Historic District are available. Bike trails walks along the beaches and sandbars, and Summer Waves, a water park, are among the active attractions.

Jekyll Island Golf Club
Jekyll Island Golf Club3.7km from Horton House

The Jekyll Island Golf Club has something for all types of golfers. For those looking for a casual and laid back golfing experience there is the Indian Mound Course, while more advanced players can take on the Great Dunes Course, which boasts great challenge and scenic views. The Pine Lakes Course also makes up three perfectly situated 18-hole divisions that have been described as an unbeatable combination of trade winds, marsh wetlands and undulating fairways.

Saint Simons Pier
Saint Simons Pier4.02km from Horton House

St. Simons Island is a barrier island and census-designated place located on St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia, United States. The primary mode of travel to the island is by automobile via F.J. Torras Causeway. Malcolm McKinnon Airport serves general aviation on the island.

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One of the beautiful countys in Georgia and it includes the most prominent of the Sea Islands of Georgia, including Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, and Sea Island and so more are there.