Horton House Ruins
Constructed around 1740, this site represents one of the most significant
tabby ruins remaining on the Georgia coast. Consisting of a mixture of
shells, lime, sand, and water, tabby has long been a popular building material
along the Georgia and Florida coasts. Built by Major William Horton, one
of James Oglethorpe's most trusted officers, the Horton House served both
as a British Empire outpost and Horton's residence until his death in Savannah
The Horton House is located on North Riverview Drive on Jekyll Island. Jekyll Island is 10 miles east of I-95 at exit 6, near Brunswick, GA.
Jekyll Island Museum
(912) 635-2119 (administrative office)
CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Summers are hot and humid. Winters are generally short and mild with variable precipitation and occasional "northeasters." Recommend layers of clothing, especially in spring and fall, and good walking shoes.
Exit I-95 at exit 6. Head north on U.S. Highway 17, following signs to Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Causeway is on the right. The causeway leads directly onto the island. Island entry toll is $2 per vehicle. The Horton House is located along North Riverview Drive (Route 50) near the northern tip of the island.
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ADJACENT VISITOR ACTIVITIES
Click here for more information about the Jekyll Island Historic District.
For more information about Jekyll Island, including lodging, call the Jekyll Island Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-841-6586.
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