The National Park Service has announced they will be starting the guided van tours on Cumberland Island National Seashore. Starting August 11th, they will take visitors on a 16-1/2 mile long tour of the island, stopping at places like the First African Baptist Church, where John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette were married, and Plum Orchard, a mansion with 106 rooms built in the 1800’s. This tour lets you see all the island sites in a single day without walking, but it is a very physically demanding trip as the main road is a dirt road with washboard surfaces in many areas.
Posts Tagged ‘Cumberland Island Ferry’
August 7th, 2011 by Mckenzie
June 2nd, 2011 by Seth
This Classical Revival style mansion on Cumberland Island was completed in 1898 for George Carnegie as a wedding gift from his mother. When she spoke with the architects who were designing Plum Orchard, she told them that she envisioned a “simple house.” However, Plum Orchard is nothing short of magnificent.
Tours of this wonderful home are offered on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. You will be able to see how the Carnegie’s spent their time on Cumberland Island, how they entertained, how they relaxed, and how they have influenced the area’s rich history. You may even see one of Cumberland Island’s many wild horses on the lawn.
February 4th, 2011 by Seth
Spring is the perfect time to take a trip to Cumberland Island. It is not too soon to start planning your Spring Vacation or Spring Break. The phones at the ferry office have been very busy with calls for reservations for March and April. There are even a few days that are completely full! Call now to get your spot on the ferry. If there are no spaces available for the day you would like, check back often with the ferry office.
Beginning March 1st, the ferry will resume its 7 day a week schedule. A 2:45pm return ferry will also be offered Wednesday – Saturday. The tour of the Plum Orchard mansion is still being offered on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.