"Gateway to Cumberland Island"

The St. Marys History Walk


Imagine meandering through the park-like setting of The St. Marys History Walk's 600 foot looping trail. You are situated between a grove of beautiful shade trees and the relaxing gazebo of the St. Marys Peace Garden. You have a view of the St. Marys River and golden marsh lands.


As you begin your self-guided tour you are drawn into the time of the Timucua Indians from the 1500's. While reading about our ship building industry you'll visualize hundreds of tall ships lining the port. Envision the town being looted by the British in 1815 and again during the Civil War. You'll experience the lifestyle of an authentic small town and learn the importance of our location on the Georgia Coast. Sit a spell and reflect along the educational loop. 


We've enjoyed a site launch that included a War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Event in January 2015 and the site officially opened with interprtive panels in place in March 2016.


The site is located at the corner of St. Marys Street and Bartlett Street, next to historic Oak Grove Cemetery.


​Take a look at the initial CONCEPT MAP HERE.