You can fill a day or a week in Coastal Georgia with activities tailored to your interests. Get off the beaten path and discover the nooks and crannies of our remarkable coast as you look for rare birds, explore museums, see Colonial and Civil War forts, taste our coastal dishes, explore African-American heritage, or photograph lighthouse after lighthouse.

Museums

The Georgia Coast is awash in heritage and culture, much of it carefully preserved in museums dedicated to a particular historic era, location or activity. Whether your interest runs toward Colonial history, WWII, the radio era, submarines, or fine art, the Georgia Coast can pack your days with interesting exhibits seemingly tailored just for you.

A Sample Day

Morning:

INTEREST MUSEUM DESCRIPTION
Military Mighty 8th Museum - Pooler Exhibits of the 8th Air Force, from
WWII to the present
Military Midway Museum Colonial/Revolutionary War history
Art & Architecture Jepson Center – Savannah Devoted to contemporary art and rotating exhibitions, the strikingly beautiful Jepson Center links Telfair’s future with its past, unifying the museum’s three distinct sites. It is home to Savannah’s only indoor, hands-on children's museum space, ArtZeum — a unique, 3,500-square foot interactive gallery for children and families.
Art & Architecture Owens-Thomas House - Savannah Tour Savannah’s most popular historic home, the Owens-Thomas House. Learn the personal stories of the families that lived there, and through them, the broader history of Savannah. It includes one of the only intact urban slave quarters in America. The Owens-Thomas House is architect William Jay’s masterpiece, and the best example of English Regency architecture in America.
Art & Architecture Telfair Academy The oldest public art museum in the South. View Telfair Museums’ permanent collection at Telfair Academy. Featuring nineteenth- and twentieth-century art from America and Europe, Telfair Academy showcases the best of the museum’s 7,000-object permanent collection in two main galleries. Take a FREE docent-led tour at 10am, 12pm, 2pm,4pm

Midday: Lunch at the Historical Jekyll Club Hotel on Jekyll Island

Afternoon:

INTEREST MUSEUM DESCRIPTION
Military Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach – St. Simons Island Museum of St. Simons Island and the Coast Guard
Military St. Marys Submarine Museum Explore the life of a submariner. View a deep-sea diving suit, uniforms, models, and naval memorabilia. Explore the St. Marys River through a working periscope!
Lighthouse St. Simons Lighthouse Museum –
St. Simons Island
Museum about the lighthouse, its keepers, and life on the sea
Radio Georgia Radio Museum & Hall of Fame
– St. Marys
Antique radios, Georgia radio historical memorabilia, the interactive Georgia Radio Inductee Wall of Fame, a '40s American living room with a radio, and a typical '50s radio studio
Art & Architecture Orange Hall House Museum – St. Marys 1830-38 antebellum mansion, housing an Austrian and a Tiffany crystal chandelier, an elegant staircase, and unique antiques
Trains Train Museum and Model Train
Display - Folkston
Railroad artifacts, genuine log books and model office used by dispatchers years ago, next to the tracks of the famous Folkston Funnel