Plan Your Visit
Your journey begins in St Marys, Georgia. Here you will board the ferry bound for Cumberland Island National Seashore, visit our museum and our visitor center and enjoy learning a bit about the history and nature of the area with purchases made in our small Eastern National run bookstore. Preserved and protected for future generations, Cumberland Island National Seashore includes a designated Wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities. Interpretive and educational programs are available and you may hear compelling stories of the many people who have shaped and been shaped by Cumberland Island. Take time to plan your visit so that you can enjoy the vast experiences Cumberland Island National Seashore has to offer.
Here are just a few helpful hints to ensure you have a safe and fun day. Please see our other pages to help plan your trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Did You Know?
The War of 1812 ended when the Treaty of Ghent was signed December 1814, but Gen. George Cockburn occupied Cumberland Island from Jan-March 1815 offering freedom to 1,500 enslaved African Americans who escape to Cumberland Island.