Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment (FMP EA)
The National Park Service announces the release of the Cumberland Island NS FMP EA for public review and comment until November 29, 2013. To view the document, click on the link provided. More »
Procedures for Receiving Refunds Due to the Government Shutdown
When requesting a refund due to the govt. shutdown, mail letters to: Cumberland Queen P.O. Box 7230 St. Marys, GA 31558 Or Fax: 912-673-7747 Include the following information: Name Address Phone/Email Reservation # Pay Method (CC/check) Departure Date
The park's museum is located on Osborne Street in downtown St Marys and is staffed by volunteers. When staffing permits, it is open Wednesday through Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer for Cumberland Island National Seashore, you can read more about our program here.
Painting by Martin Pate, NPS Photo
Agricultural (Plantation Era)
The Gilded Age
A Conservator of Furniture/Wood Objects from Harpers Ferry, Al Levitan , is transforming one of the historic carriages. The Victoria carriage is getting a facelift as layers of old deteriorated coatings are removed to reveal its original beauty. This type of carriage originated in England in the 1820's. Named for England's queen, it became popular as a luxurious park carriage since the open sides allowed the ladies to display their finery during afternoon drives in the park. Although Lucy Carnegie had a carriage similar to this one, the newly-revealed monogram LWC indicates it may have been owned by Lucy Whitfield Carnegie, Andrew Carnegie's wife.
Other carriages on display at the Cumberland Island Museum in St. Marys include:
Glens Falls Buckboard Surrey, c 1900
Piano box (under reconstruction)
Did You Know?
Cumberland Island’s human history spans nearly 4000 years and features time periods including early native peoples, the Colonial expansion, the Plantation Era, the Gilded Age and finally its designation as a National Seashore.