Go “island hopping” to experience firsthand the rich history and ecology of three barrier islands, from Civil War-era forts and lighthouses to the lavish R.J. Reynolds Mansion. Lush cottages, gorgeous sandy beaches, culinary delights and fascinating cultural and maritime histories combine for a magical adventure.
• Enjoy an abbreviated lecture on the history of Jekyll Island in preparation for your field trip to Jekyll with lunch at the Jekyll Island Club hotel.
• Explore the battlegrounds, old slave quarters, evocative churches, lighthouse and pristine beaches of St. Simons.
• After a ferry ride to Sapelo Island, join a local expert to learn the stories of the island and enjoy lunch at the R.J. Reynolds Mansion.
Walking up to a half-mile, including beach and marsh walks; ferry ride to Sapelo.
Coordinated by Center for Educational Adventure.
St. Simons Island
Pristine waters and white sandy beaches make St. Simons Island a popular destination. Part of the Golden Isles, the landscape’s moss-draped oaks, shady lanes and creek-fed pockets of marsh create a thriving habitat for birds, turtles, armadillos and deer.