• Plum Orchard - Cumberland Island, Georgia

      Like many of the homes on Cumberland Island this was owned by a Carnegie. In 1898, Lucy Carnegie gifted this Georgian Revival mansion to her son George and his bride Margaret Thaw. After George died Margaret remained in the home until she remarried and moved to France. The home passed on to Nancy Carnegie, the youngest Carnegie sister, and her second husband Marius Johnston. The mansion remained in the Carnegie family until they deeded it to the Park service in the 1970s.

      If you go:
      To get around the island, you can hike, bring a bike on the ferry, or rent one at the one small concession stand near the dock. The ferry charges $10 and limits the number of bikes it transports to 10. You can rent a bike by Sea Camp Dock where your ferry lands for $16 a day or $20 overnight. Tours are included in park admission. All tours start at the front entrance daily at 11:00 AM; 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. They last 45 minutes. Be aware, it is seven miles south of Sea Island Dock. Makes a long hike or bike ride. It is included on the Land and Legacy Tours.


      7 miles north of Sea Island Dock
      Cumberland Island, Georgia 31558 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (912) 882-4336