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St. Simons Island Area Information

St. Simons Island Historic Sites

St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Georgia and the Golden Isles are located in the center of an area rich in natural beauty and history.

St. Simons Island, one of the famed and fabled Golden Isles that grace this corner of Georgia's coast, is especially alluring. St. Simons Island, called "San Simone" by 16th century Spanish explorers, is now simply called "wonderful" by those who retreat to its shores today. Visitors will travel back in time as they Explore the island's well-preserved history and abundant cultural attractions, heritage sites, monuments and parks.

Among the highlights, you'll find Bloody Marsh Battle Site, Christ Church, First African Baptist Church, Fort Frederica National Monument, Gascoigne Bluff, Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation in nearby Brunswick, the Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station on East Beach, and the infamous landmark St. Simons Island Lighthouse and Museum.