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Plum Orchard Mansion

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland Island, GA
+1 912-882-4336
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Good for the Gun Room Tortoise Tiffany Lamps, but that's it.

Defintely not worth the tortuous van ride, but perhaps worth a bike or boat ride. Don't bring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good_Perspective
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Belmont, California
Gorgeous!

Loved the Tiffany lamps and wallpaper. This house is beautifully maintained and the tour was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Betsy G
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland Island, GA
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+1 912-882-4336
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Defintely not worth the tortuous van ride, but perhaps worth a bike or boat ride. Don't bring elderly or health impaired people on the van ride.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Tiffany lamps and wallpaper. This house is beautifully maintained and the tour was fascinating.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is only 45 minutes for the tour but you get such s feel for the lifestyle of the rich and famous by seeing this house. We did it as part of the legacy tour but we had done it a few years ago and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like old houses, or finding out how the very rich lived 100 years ago, don't miss this! This very large mansion was built in 1898, expanded soon after, and makes a fascinating tour. The architecture, interiors, and equipment (early refrigeration is but one...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Remarkably preserved and well furnished, grandeur on a grand scale. 400 people were once employed merely to entertain the folks who lived and visited here. A good look at how the elite pre-tax 1%ers once spent their time and money.

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Our first visit to the Island was before the Lands and Legacies Tour was begun. Plum Orchard was beyond our ability to see during the day we were there. The van tour made it possible. Our driver/guide did a wonderful job of explaining the various...More

Thank JWay1943
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

A palatial home (not as ornate as the mansions of Newport, RI), Plum Orchard was built as a winter getaway for the children of Thomas Carnegie, brother of Andrew Carnegie. It is well worth a visit if one is on Cumberland Island, GA.

Thank Dhanan
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Last year we walked the Southern part of the Island....July, almost melted on the sand dunes ;) Came back this February and with the Land Tour, was able to get to Plum Orchard and all the beautiful spots on the Northern end. The rest of...More

Thank Maria K
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

We enjoyed our tour of Plum Orchard, our tour guide Alex was very informed..It is a beautiful place expecially considering when it was built..

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

If you visit CI make time to do the Plum Orchard tour. Originally built for one of the Carnegie sons and his wife it has gone through a few renovations and additions still holding on to the grandeur of it's time in history. The tour...More

Thank Caramia S
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