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St. Simons Island Trolley

by Guerry Norwood

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My Dad was here from Macon this past weekend for a visit with us here on the Island. We had not taken the St. Simons Trolley Tour in years so we thought it would be a great way to refresh our local historical knowledge and bring my Dad up to date on the vast history St. Simons Island possesses.

From the moment you board the St. Simons Trolley and Bunny passes out the peach candy saying “First I sweeten you up, and then I take your money,” you know this is going to be something special. Since 1992, the St. Simons Trolley Company has conducted the original and definitive tour of St. Simons Island. Exuding Southern charm, this genuine Southern Belle provides a hilariously funny, yet well informed narrative of life in the Old South.

The drive-by includes the Lighthouse, one of only three working lighthouses in Georgia; Bloody Marsh, site of the famous 1742 battle where the fate of the Southern Colonies was decided; Fort Frederica, the colonial town and fort settled by General James Edward Oglethorpe; Retreat Plantation, where relics from the slavery era still exist, and this is the only trolley tour on St. Simons Island that takes you inside historic Christ Church.

You will truly enjoy the entertaining and informative narrative of 400 years of island history and folklore as you ride along in the Original Vintage Green Trolley. They also point out the best places to eat, shop, and play. It’s the perfect way to see and experience island life while getting a good overview of the entire island.

The St. Simons Trolley tour is one of the most acclaimed in the South. To enjoy the island in true southern fashion, you need to experience the St. Simons Trolley.


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