Coastal Georgia overflows with history, music, theatrical performances and visual arts. From the African American praise houses in Port Wentworth in the north, to stately Orange Hall in St. Marys to the south, you could spend weeks exploring the myriad aspects of Coastal Georgia’s history, and a lifetime enjoying the region’s fine arts.

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    Cumberland Island National Seashore


    St. Marys, GA

    Your Cumberland experience includes horses, turtles, hiking, shelling, and more. A glimpse of the Carnegie lifestyle can be imagined by visiting the Dungeness ruins, Plum Orchard, and the full-service Greyfield Inn.


    Ferry Departure: 113 West St. Marys St.
    St. Marys, GA 31558

    912-882-4336


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    Fort Frederica


    St. Simons Island, GA

    Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.


    6515 Frederica Rd.
    St. Simons Island, GA 31522

    912-638-3639


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    Fort King George


    Darien, GA

    Built in 1721 for protection against Spanish invasion from Florida, Fort King George was the first military fort established in the Colony of Georgia. Numerous events spotlight this history throughout the year.


    302 McIntosh Rd. SE
    Darien, GA 31305

    912-437-4770


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    Fort McAllister


    Richmond Hill, GA

    Fort McAllister is where General Sherman ended his ?March to the Sea" during the American Civil War. Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and museum. Re-enactments and other events are held several times during the year.


    3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
    Richmond Hill, GA 31324

    912-727-2339


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    Fort Morris State Historic Site


    Midway, GA

    When the Continental Congress convened in 1776, delegates recognized the importance of a fort to protect their seaport from the British. Soon afterwards, Fort Morris was built on a low bluff on the Medway River. Fort Morris Historic Site tells the story of a Revolutionary War-era fort that once protected a growing U.S. seaport from the British. Visitors can tour a museum, nature trail and fort remains.


    2559 Fort Morris Rd.
    Midway, GA 31320

    912-884-5999


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    Fort Pulaski National Monument


    Savannah, GA

    Visit Fort Pulaski and discover a marvel of 19th-century engineering that saw battle during the American Civil War. Explore the fort, take a tour, or enjoy the scenic marsh and water views of Cockspur Island. Open Daily. Paid admission.


    U.S. Highway 80 East
    Savannah, GA 31410

    912-786-5787


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    Georgia Radio Museum & Hall of Fame


    St. Marys, GA

    The museum has 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. Free admission


    400 Osborne St.
    St. Marys, GA 31558

    912-882-4000


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    Jepson Center Store


    Savannah, GA

    Visit the Jepson Center museum store for art you can take with you! Featuring artful keepsakes, gifts, and more, including many fantastic items inspired by our world-class exhibitions, the store offers a host of beautiful ways to remember your visit.


    207 W. York St.
    Savannah, GA 31401

    912-790-8831


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    Jepson Center- ArtZeum


    Savannah, GA

    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.


    207 W York St. Savannah
    Savannah, GA 31401

    912-790-8802


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    Maritime Museum


    St. Simons Island, GA

    Offering the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum and A.W. Jones Heritage Center, along with the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society shines a light on the seafaring history of this coastal barrier island.


    4201 1st St.
    St. Simons Island, GA 31522


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    Midway Museum


    Midway, GA

    The Midway Museum is the home to a prodigious collection of heirloom furnishing, paintings, artifacts and historical documents as well as genealogical books of reference that many prominent families and their ancestors donated from the 1750s to the 1870s.


    491 N. Coastal Hwy.
    Midway, GA 31320

    912-884-5837


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    Mighty 8th Museum


    Pooler, GA

    Preserving for all Americans the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present.


    175 Bourne Ave.
    Pooler, GA 31322

    912-748-8888


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    Orange Hall House Museum


    St. Marys, GA

    This Antebellum mansion, Circa 1830-38, is open for tours daily. View three floors housing an Austrian and a Tiffany crystal chandelier, an elegant staircase, and unique antiques.


    311 Osborne St.
    St. Marys, GA 31558

    912-882-4000


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    Owens-Thomas House, Slave quarters, and Garden Tours


    Savannah, GA

    Every 15 min.; last tour leaves at 4:30pm
    The Owens-Thomas House offers a glimpse into the vibrant city of Savannah in the early 19th century. Come for a tour of the house, garden, and carriage house, which includes urban slave quarters, to step back into the stories of the historic occupants of our city.


    124 Abercorn St.
    Savannah, GA 31401

    912-790-8889


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    Sapelo Island Visitors' Center


    Darien, GA

    Human settlement of Sapelo Island dates back 4,500 years. Early colonists grew crops on the island, and slave descendants still live in the Hog Hammock community. The Sapelo Island Visitors Center is located at the mainland ferry dock in Meridian, and serves as a key distribution point for information about coastal ecosystems links to research and monitoring, educational opportunities, and tourism activities such as public and group tours. Interpretive exhibits at the Center highlight Sapelo Island's rich cultural history.


    1766 Landing Rd. SE
    Darien, GA 31305

    912-437-3224


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    Savannah Coffee Roasters


    Savannah, GA

    See where the coffee roasting takes place when you stop in for a bite at this caf? with locally produced food. Check out the website for special events such as murder mystery dinners, high teas, science talks and live music.


    215 W. Liberty St.
    Savannah, GA 31401

    912-352-2994


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    St. Marys Submarine Museum


    St. Marys, GA

    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! Open Tuesday-Sunday.


    102 W. St. Marys St.
    St. Marys, GA 31558

    912-882-2782


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    St. Simons Lighthouse Museum


    St. Simons Island, GA

    Offering the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum and A.W. Jones Heritage Center, along with the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society shines a light on the seafaring history of this coastal barrier island.


    610 Beachview Dr.
    St. Simons Island, GA 31522

    912-638-4666


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    Telfair Museums / Jepson Center


    Savannah, GA

    Visitors to the Jepson Center will enjoy contemporary art and world-class traveling exhibitions from classical European masters to daring emerging artists. Featuring a hands-on children’s museum space, daily drop-in studio activities for all ages, special events, the Jepson Café, and unique shopping, the Jepson Center is also home to the Bird Girl statue made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.


    207 W York St.
    Savannah, GA 31401

    912-790-8800


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    Telfair Museums / Owens-Thomas House


    Savannah, GA

    A National Historic Landmark, the Owens-Thomas House tells the story of antebellum life in Savannah, taking visitors on a tour of a prominent southern home and one of the oldest intact urban slave quarters in the South. Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay, the museum highlights one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in the country—including period furnishings, a unique indoor bridge, a beautiful parterre garden, and plumbing technology ahead of its time


    124 Abercorn St.
    Savannah, GA 31401

    912-790-8889


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    Telfair Museums / Telfair Academy


    Savannah, GA

    The Telfair Academy is the oldest art museum in the South and the first art museum in America founded by a woman. The Telfair Academy presents a celebrated collection of fine art, decorative art, and period rooms, displayed within the stunning architectural setting designed by European architects William Jay and Detlef Lienau. Highlights include masterworks of American Impressionism and the Ashcan school by artists such as Childe Hassam, George Bellows, and Robert Henri.


    121 Barnard St.
    Savannah, GA 31401

    912-790-8871


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    Train Museum and Model Train Display


    Folkston, GA

    Visitors can watch trains in the Model Train Room, see a one of a kind radio exhibit spinning four decades. The museum contains railroad artifacts, genuine log books and model office used by dispatchers years ago. Free Admission.


    3795 Main St., in the Old Train Depot
    Folkston, GA 31537

    912-496-2536


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    Village Inn & Pub


    St. Simons, GA

    The inn is nestled under ancient live oak trees, between the parks and the historic oceanfront village. Just blocks for the St. Simons Lighthouse, beach shops and restaurants.


    500 Mallery St.
    St. Simons, GA 31522

    888-635-6111


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    Wormsloe Historic Site


    Savannah, GA

    Wormsloe was the home of Noble Jones, who arrived in Georgia with James Oglethorpe in 1733. Its ruins are the oldest standing structure in Georgia, and its Live Oak-lined avenue is the longest in the world (and one of Savannah's most photographed locations). After touring Wormsloe's museum, visitors can explore trails on their own or sign up for daily guided tours to see Georgia's oldest tabby ruins, a reconstructed Colonial Life Area, nature trail and salt marsh.


    7601 Skidaway Rd.
    Savannah, GA 31406

    912-353-3023