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For adventurers of all ages from three to ninety-three, there’s plenty of fun to be had in St. Marys. From historic mansions to aquatic parks, golfing to kayaking, art galleries and museums, swamp tours and island retreats—St. Marys beckons, “Come out and Play.”

 

 

 
 
 
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Tours
 
 

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.

Please call 800-868-8687

The tour meets at the flag pole on the waterfront.

 

 
 

 

Historic Tram Tours

Contact Info & Location
800-868-8687
The tour meets at the flag pole on the waterfront.

 

 
 
 
 
Museums
 
 

Orange Hall
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.

 

 
 

 

Orange Hall Museum

Contact Info & Location
912-576-3644
311 Osborne Street

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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.

 

 
 

 

St. Marys Submarine Museum

Contact Info & Location
912-882-ASUB (2782)
On St. Marys Waterfront

 

 
 
 

Toonerville Trolley
“See you in the funny papers!” This saying originated by Roy Crane in his 1935 “Wash Tubbs & Easy” comic strip. The nationally-syndicated strip featured many local personalities who used this railcar to commute from St. Marys to Kingsland in the late 1920s.

 

 
 

 

Toonerville Trolley

Contact Info & Location
800-868-8687
406 Osborne Street

 

 
 
 

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.

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Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum

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129 Osborne Street

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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.

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Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitors Center

Contact Info & Location
912-882-4336, ext. 254.
On St. Marys Waterfront

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St. Marys Film Museum
Journey through the world of film and see memorabilia from some of America’s favorite movies.

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St. Marys Film Museum

Contact Info & Location
912-576-5488
111 Osborne Street

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Boating
 
 

Lang's Marina
Boaters love the special ambience that St. Marys’ waterfront offers and often stay overnight at Lang’s Marina where they find fuel and provisions, running water, electricity and shower facilities—all just steps from the vibrant dining and entertainment venues along the waterfront. Dock mean low water is 12 feet.

 

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Lang's Marina

Contact Info & Location
912-882-4452
EAST MARINA - 100 East Saint Marys Street
WEST MARINA - 307 West Saint Marys Street

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Up The Creek Xpeditions
Up the Creek Xpeditions offers kayak rentals, lessons and a diverse selection of kayak eco-tours and specialty trips to many of coastal Georgia and Florida’s most scenic waterways.

 

 
 

 

Up The Creek Xpeditions

Contact Info & Location
912-882-0911

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Water Taxi
The water taxi is an alluring link between the seductive shores of Fernandina Beach, FL, and the captivating charm of St. Marys, GA.

Your cruise may bring you face to face with dancing dolphins, beguiling
sea otters, or even a submarine coming into its homeport of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

Water Taxi is available for group transportation with advance reservations and during many festival/special events.  Contact Amelia River Cruises for information and details.  904-261-9972

 

 
 

 

Water Taxi

Contact Info & Location
904-261-9972

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Deep Sea Fishing
St. Marys has several fishing charters and bait shop available. See why so many love to fish here.

 

 
 

 

Deep Sea Fishing

 

 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Nature & Adventure
 
 

Howard Gilman Memorial Park
on the Waterfront

This is the ideal spot from which to watch the shrimp boats come in, take a stroll along the waterfront, have a picnic, or witness a stunning sunset.

 

 

 
 

 

Howard Gilman Memorial Park on the Waterfront

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On the Waterfront

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
“Land of the Trembling Earth”
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is just 45 minutes from Historic St. Marys. It is a rare experience for every member of the family. Naturally beautiful, the swamp (nearly a half-million acres), carries you back into the world’s prehistory. Interpretative exhibits, lectures, wildlife shows, boat tours on original Indian Waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer Island, native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of pioneer American life. You will witness where primitive man ruled the wilds, where Indians hunted and fished, and where early settlers sought peace and communed with nature. You can see how nature still controls the environment and how nature’s balance assures the perpetuation of the flora and fauna, and the swamp itself.

Guided Interpretive Tours
Canoe
Kayak
Motorboat
Bike Rentals
Interpretive Center
Swamper Homestead
Boardwalk and Observation Tower
Camp Cornelia Café
Gift Shop

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Contact Info & Location
1-866-The Swamp (843-7926)
East Entrance, call 912-843-7926 or
Visitor Center 912-496-7836.
North Entrance 912-283-0583

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Crooked River State Park
Located four miles from Historic St. Marys on the south bank of the Crooked River, this park offers fine facilities in a beautiful coastal setting. Full RV hook-ups and tent camping. There is saltwater fishing and boating, two comfort stations and pioneer camping site, and a 1.5-mile nature trail for hiking. You will want to visit the nearby ruins of the famous tabby “McIntosh Sugar Works” mill built around 1825. The mill was later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.

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Crooked River State Park

Contact Info & Location
912-882-5256.
For reservations, call 1-800-864-7275
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Colonial Coast Birding Trail
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of birds and glimpse the fascinating history of the Georgia Coast by following this 18-site trail that runs from Savannah to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. More than 300 species of birds have been spotted along the way.

 



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Colonial Coast Birding Trail

Contact Info & Location
912-994-1438

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Diver's Den Georgia
Diver’s Den Georgia is a factory authorized, full service dealer for all of diving’s top brands, including Scubapro, AquaLung, Pinnacle, Halcyon and Dive Rite. Fully equipped repair department.
Get certified in our convenient, four-evening/one-weekend courses — or just give it a try with a one-evening Discover Scuba experience. We also offer Advanced, Specialty, Leadership and Technical Diver training.

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Diver's Den Georgia

Contact Info & Location
912-882-7078
1050 Kingsbay Road
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South Georgia Dive Charters
SGDC is northeast Florida’s and southeastern Georgia’s premier offshore dive operator. Currently operating the only dive boat serving Kingsland, St. Mary's, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville and the beaches. Dive the entire coast from Brunswick/St. Simons Island to Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beach. Offering three-tank, all-day dives, fossil dives and sunset cruises.

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South Georgia Dive Charters

Contact Info & Location
912-882-7078
1050 Kingsbay Road
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Camden Bicycle Center
On land, the finest way to discover the delights of the area is on two wheels. Did you know that just 3 hours of biking a week can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50%? Serving all of southeast Georgia and northeast Florida, Camden Bicycle Center is a full service bike shop that offers an amazing selection of name brand bikes for all ages plus a wide range of accessories, gear, and professional repair services.

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Camden Bicycle Center

Contact Info & Location
912-576-9696
1929 Osborne Road
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Oak Grove Cemetery
Go back into history as you gaze at the engravings on Oak Grove Cemetery's oldest tombstones. Soldiers from every major war are buried there as wel as many ill-fated Acadians who fled to the South seeking refuge from the oppressive English.

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Oak Grove Cemetery

Contact Info & Location
(866) 868-2199
Corner of Bartlett Street & West St. Marys Street

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Golf
 
 

Trident Lakes
Now open to the public, the Trident Lakes Golf Club is located on Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base just a few minutes from Downtown St. Marys. Arthur Hills’ renown for designing environmentally-sensitive courses that are certified by Audubon International is showcased throughout the 18-hole layout. Wide open vistas banked by pine islands, young oaks and swaying cattails make this challenging course a pleasure to play.

 

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Trident Lakes

Contact Info & Location
912-573-8475

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Laurel Island Links
Just a quick drive from St. Marys’ Waterfront, this Davis Love III-designed course plays against a backdrop of salt marshes, natural wetlands and centuries-old live oaks. The Love trademark of creating a course that quietly interacts with nature is evident throughout the course’s entire 125-acre setting. This trophy course is as challenging as it is beautiful and players at all levels enjoy the thrill of victory when it is played well.

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Laurel Island Links

Contact Info & Location
912-729-7277

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Osprey Cove
Though it is no longer a public course, Osprey Cove continues to earn accolades for being one of America’s top golf courses. This prestigious Mark McCumber course is just minutes from Downtown St. Marys, and can be experienced by special arrangements with Osprey Cove’s developer, The Landmar Group. Call 888-871-9555 for details on how to sample the golf course and the Osprey Cove lifestyle.

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Osprey Cove

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888-871-9555
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Children & Family
 
 

St. Marys Family Aquatic Center
Celebrate the summer months at this 7-acre mega-fun park! Adults can relax in a tube as they float around the park in the endless river, or get fit with a refreshing swim in the lap pool. For kids’ thrills (four feet and over) there’s a 2-story slide full of exhilarating twists and turns. The big attraction for the little ones is the playpool where play pals find dozens of ways to squirt, spray and splatter.

 

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St. Marys Family Aquatic Center

Contact Info & Location
912-673-8118
301 Herb Bauer Road

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St. Marys Pak's Karate Academy
Pak’s Karate Academy is dedicated to the highest quality of martial arts training. While honoring martial arts traditions that go back centuries, the programs constantly implement innovative ways to enthuse and excite students. Martial arts, an ancient discipline, were based upon the fundamental concepts of self-defense and character development. Today, the same principles apply: Respect, Confidence, Discipline, Mental Alertness, and a Positive Attitude. Studying the martial arts is an excellent way to develop and enhance self-image, thus creating a rewarding sense of pride and achievement that leads to success in all avenues of life. From young children to senior citizens, the martial arts offer a pathway to mental and physical health that is unlike any other in terms of overall improvement in quality of life.

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St. Marys Pak's Karate Academy

Contact Info & Location
912-882-KICK (5425)
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Woodbine Opry
Just 30 minutes away, this old-timey music fest happens every Friday and Saturday night. A great way to experience real Americana. An open mike jam session with some of the best musicians in the Deep South and old-fashioned food and cake walk.


FRIDAYS
Acoustic Bluegrass & Gospel

SATURDAYS
Amplified Country

 

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Woodbine Opry

Contact Info & Location
912-576-3027

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