Museums and Tours
The “Grand Dame of St. Marys,” Orange Hall is an extraordinary example antebellum life in Greek Revival style dating back to circa 1820s-1830s. She reigns in grandeur as you make your entrance into the historic district of Downtown St. Marys and serves as a house museum with tours seven days a week. History buffs or those who simply appreciate architectural beauty will enjoy a tour through this elegant structure.
- St. Marys Submarine Museum
As home of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, one of only two Trident submarine bases in the world, it is only natural that St. Marys plays host to one of the world’s most extensive collection of submarine memorabilia and displays. St. Marys Submarine Museum is located right on the riverfront and is one attraction not to be missed! Get ready to see firsthand a working periscope, models of torpedoes, and many displays made from actual submarines. See a deep-sea diving suit and submarine uniforms, command plaques, photographs and models of submarines, an area for watching movies on submarines, working sonar panels, a history of submarines, a reading area, a reference area, gift shop and a display dedicated to the eight submariners who received the Medals of Honor. Walls and walls of memorabilia track the history of the submarine.
- Cumberland Island
National Seashore Museum
Just one block from the waterfront, this museum houses a collection of artifacts from Cumberland Island including remembrances of the famed Carnegie lifestyle and remnants of the Timucuuan Indians who once inhabited the island. A moving exhibit of “The Forgotten Battle” demonstrates the dramatic events that occurred w#hen the last battle of the War of 1812 was fought at St. Marys’ Point Peter.
- Cumberland Island
National Seashore Visitors Center
This is your launching point for your magical trip to Cumberland Island. Fascinating displays depicting the island’s rich heritage and amazing natural resources are a great introduction to your island adventure. Be sure and visit the gift shop for treasures to take back home.
- St. Marys Film Museum
Journey through the world of film and see memorabilia from some of America’s favorite movies.
- Historic Tram Tours
When you ride a narrarated tram tour through Historic St. Marys you will get fun facts, learn about locations to explore, and soak in the quiet small town atmosphere. You'll feel so relaxed as you cruise through the village streets, entranced by the beauty everywhere you look, and rejuvenated by the scent of breezes from the sea and marsh that travel through lush trees and gardens before gracing your senses.