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Horton House Ruins

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Address: 375 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
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Horton History Here

Good historical place to stop and learn about the history of the island. Self guided with easy to read historical markers. Always good to learn some history while traveling.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good historical place to stop and learn about the history of the island. Self guided with easy to read historical markers. Always good to learn some history while traveling.

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Almont, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins are self explanatory, the island had done a good job with their self guided markers and historical account of this site.

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Elberton, Georgia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is pretty neat to see. It is the shell of an old house that was built out of Tabby. It is something to see at least once, probably not twice.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't enjoy history, it may not be for you. However, it does make for some nice photos with family. What do you expect? It's nearly 400 years old, which I find pretty amazing. Go across the street to the cemetery.

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Milledgeville Georgia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the many spots you can stop at and read about the history of Jekyll Island. The Horton family was a big part of the area having the first house on the island.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to see the same building materials used here as in SW Florida by early residents, It must have been a hard life so isolated from civilization.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy history you will find this interesting. Not too much to see but you can visit house and head across street to old cemetery .

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was amazing to see these ruins up close. It was like stepping back in time. Amazing how well they have stood the test of time.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a neat place to stop. It has a lot of cool information and you can see the tabby they used to build it.

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Panama City, Florida
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Worth viewing ... amazed at the difficulty they endured and the construction of the home. Upstairs was where the kids stayed down was master bedroom, kitchen and dining. Families didn't stay indoors much at all. Home was built out of Tabby a combination of oyster shells, sand, etc.

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