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History Programs

The rest is history.


Have you ever wandered around the buildings and grounds of Sea Island and wondered, “If only these walls could talk?” Well now, thanks to these guided tours with our resident historian, they can! An early morning walk among the majestic oaks and The Cloister’s beautiful gardens. A bike ride to the Pier Village and the historic St. Simons Lighthouse. The history of the golf club, Sea Island’s deep connections to U.S. Presidents, the hotel’s original architecture, landscaping and furnishings. What place in time interests you? With these historic tours, Sea Island is yours to discover.

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History Programs require advance reservations, and are easily booked by calling:

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St. Simons Island Driving Tour

Sea Island Beach Club

Tour highlights include Fort Frederica, Christ Church, Epworth-by-the-Sea Methodist Conference Center, the Avenue of Oaks, the Pier Village, the St. Simons Lighthouse, and the former Coast Guard Station.

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Fort Frederica Driving Tour

The Cloister

This driving tour takes you to Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Enjoy time outside among the centuries-old oaks and discover what life was like around the fort and Frederica Township, created in 1736.

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The Cloister Walking Tour

The Cloister

Hear the fascinating history of Sea Island, with background about Howard Coffin, who created the Sea Island Company in 1926, as well as the hotel’s original architecture, landscape, and furnishings.

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G8 Summit and Presidential Walking Tour

The Cloister

Stroll through Sea Island’s collection of Commemorative Oaks and learn the story behind each of these historic trees. Followed by a visit to the Summit Room inside The Cloister (pending availability) and learn about this exciting time in Sea Island’s history.

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Golf Walking Tour at The Lodge

The Lodge

Your tour through The Lodge includes a stop in the Trophy Room. Hear the fascinating history of the Sea Island Golf Club, with background about the course architecture. Also includes a walking tour of the club grounds and the story behind the famed Avenue of Oaks.

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History Bike Ride at The Lodge

The Lodge

A guided bike ride takes you to the Pier Village and the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Lighthouse and Museum, with several stops along the way to discuss St. Simons’ rich history.

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Oak Walk Rise and Shine

The Cloister

This early morning walk takes you among some of our majestic oaks. Bring your favorite cup of coffee as you explore The Cloister gardens and learn about the early days of Sea Island.

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