History & Natural Beauty
Kingsland and the surrounding area have so much to offer–both in history and natural beauty–that you'll find it very easy to spend a week exploring the sites and still want to come back for more.
More information about the Kingsland area can be obtained from the Kingsland Convention and Visitor Bureau.
Kingsland's Historic Downtown
Rich in history, the city's downtown district has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A street-escaping project has returned the downtown to the charming look it had in the 1920s and 1930s, and visitors can wander the bricked sidewalks in search of a great bargain.
Take the short ferry ride out to this unspoiled island and you'll feel as if you have stepped back in time. On this national seashore, it is the animals that rule, and the people are only visitors.
Wild horses run free through the marshes and the windswept dunes, while the inland forests shelter deer, alligator, armadillo, and mink.
Visitors can also explore the ruins of the once magnificent Carnegie Estate, "Dungeness".
To make reservations for the ferry, call (912) 882-4335.
Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge
Take a short drive west of Kingsland and find yourself in a world where boats are the main form of transportation. Okefenokee, an Indian name meaning "Land of the Trembling Earth," is a vast wetland area encompassing around 400,000 acres of canals and moss-draped cypress trees.
Visitors to the refuge can enjoy guided boat tours or paddle their own boats as they encounter the hundreds of species of plant and animal life, including the often-photographed alligators, which call the Okefenokee home. Fishing, camping, picnicking, and bike rentals are also available.
For more information, call 1-800-SWAMP 96.
St. Marys Submarine Museum Military buffs and people just fascinated by adventures undersea won't want to miss the St. Marys Submarine Museum. Both residents and visitors to Kingsland and St. Marys are fascinated by the local Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, the Atlantic coast home of Trident nuclear submarines and the museum is the perfect way to learn more about how these amazing underwater machines work.
The museum houses more than 3,500 items, including models, photographs, written histories, and artifacts. It also contains a working periscope, through which visitors may view the surrounding area.
For more information on the museum, call (912) 882-2782.
For more visitor information
Please contact the Kingsland Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-433-0225.