This February, celebrate Black History Month with a trolley trip to Historic St. Andrew’s Beach on the South End of Jekyll Island. Black History Month Tours depart the Jekyll Island Museum each Saturday in February at 2 p.m.
These scenic trolley drives will unveil the story of Georgia’s first historically black beach, established for African Americans on the South End of Jekyll Island during segregation. From Colonial Days to the Civil Rights Movement, trace the historical experiences of Jekyll Island’s African American community and discover some of the local heroes who led the way to create major social change here on Jekyll Island.
Guests on the tour will enjoy a narrated trolley ride to Historic St. Andrews Beach, now the home of Camp Jekyll, the newly-constructed 4-H facility on Jekyll Island’s South End. There they will discover the events that impacted the lives of African Americans who lived on, worked on, and vacationed on Jekyll Island. Guests will also be treated to a firsthand look at the newly constructed Camp Jekyll facilities. The tour will discuss Camp Jekyll, its functions, and how it serves the local community.
The program will cost $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 7-15, and children under the age of 6 are admitted for free. The program will run Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 2 p.m. For reservations, please call or visit the Jekyll Island Museum at (912) 635-4036.