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Pumpin Festival-Ben Franklin-St. Marys, GA17 viewsSt. Marys is the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore. The boat to the island departs from the ranger station by the shore. There is also a submarine museum, Cumberland Island museum, and Orange Hall antebellum mansion museum there. St. Marys is where the last battle of the War of 1812 was fought. The geocaching in the area is great too.
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Wild horses of Cumberland Island19 viewsSome were brought over by the Spanish and left behind while others are descendants from the Carnegie family herd. Do not touch no matter how cute. They are used to people being around but are wild.
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Dungeness - Andrew Carnegie Family Home20 viewsHome of the wealthy Carnegie family where their many children grew up and eventually built their own homes nearby with money given as wedding presents. Major employer on the island with the many servants and workers required to run the home and farm. They also had a huge icehouse to store blocks of ice brought down from the north in winter. The many valuable trees on the island were cut and sold for ship building back in the day.
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Dungeness24 viewsBe careful and do not go in. Not only does the national park service not allow it due to instability of the structure, snakes now inhabit the ruins.
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