New Jekyll Island museum

Along with its pristine beaches and fun outdoor activities, Jekyll Island now has a new attraction. Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum, opened last month, beckoning visitors to take a historical adventure through thousands of years of the island’s history. Beginning with the Native American era and continuing to post-World War II, Mosaic’s displays and artifacts tell compelling stories and allow visitors to get an up-close view of everything from a Native American dugout canoe made from Jekyll pine to a restored 1947 Studebaker.

Even the building housing the museum is historic – 122 years ago it was a stable for workhorses. But, after a $3.1-million renovation it functions as a modern museum while preserving its original architectural character.

Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is under $10. Find out why Moneymagazine rated the barrier island No. 1 in its 20 Best Places to Go in 2019 and enjoy the museum while you’re there.

To learn more about Jekyll Island and Georgia’s other barrier islands, check out “Back in Time” in our February edition.

Photo provided by Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum.

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