Visitors Information Guide

History & Lore

St. Simons Island Lighthouse
610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons, GA 31522, USA
One of only five surviving light towers in Georgia, the restored lighthouse on St Simons Island, with its original 3rd order Fresnel lens shining 18 miles out to sea, remains a navigational aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound. Unlike many other operational... More Info
Brunswick History
400 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520, USA
Mark Carr, a captain in General James Oglethorpe's Marine Boat Company, was this area's first settler. He established his plantation as early as 1738 on 1,000 acres along the Turtle River, an area known as Plug Point. In 1771, the Royal Province of Georgia bought Carr's... More Info
History of Streets and Squares of Old Town
Brunswick, GA, USA
Anyone at all familiar with the names of our State, our County, our City, our streets, our squares will know how redolent they are of English history, particularly during the reigns of King George II and his grandson, King George III (1727 - 1820). The State of Georgia... More Info
Brunswick Historic Ritz Theater
Brunswick, GA, USA
The Ritz Theatre, located within the "Old Town Brunswick" National Register Historic District, was built in 1898 to house the Grand Opera House, retail establishments, and the general offices of the Brunswick and Birmingham Railroad. Originally, the Grand Opera House, a... More Info
Port of Brunswick
Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Brunswick, GA 31520, USA
The coast of Georgia is an inward curve with the Port of Brunswick located in the apex of this "Georgia Bight." (A bight is a bend in a coast forming an open bay). The Port of Brunswick was recognized as an official port of entry in 1789, by the Fifth Act of Congress.... More Info
Savannah History
Savannah, GA, USA
The Yamacraws, a Native American tribe, were the first people to settle in and around Savannah. In the 18th century AD under their leader Tomochici, they met the newly arriving European settlers. In November 1732, the ship Anne sailed from Britain carrying 114... More Info
The Indians
Just north of the village on St. Simons Island is a park of stately live oaks. On the southern edge of the oaks, along a narrow lane, is a low earthen mound. Growing upon it are three majestic oak trees serving as a natural monument for the more than thirty Indians... More Info
Fred Griffith Tours
Saint Simons Island, GA, USA
You've made your plans to come to the Coast of Georgia but now you want to see as much as you can without wasting a lot of time. That's when Fred Griffith, local resident of St. Simons Island, raised on the Coast of Georgia, helps you answer all your questions and shows... More Info