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Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station

A visit to St. Simons Island is destined to be filled with a vast number of fun activities, events and sights to be seen. Whether you’re here to relax and unwind or can’t wait to hit the waves in style, there’s something for everyone visiting this amazing destination. Those travelers wonder what to do in St Simons Island, with a heart for history and a passion for maritime roots will be intrigued with a visit to the Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station of St Simons.

Situated at 4201 1st Street, the Maritime Center is integrated within the Historic Coast Guard Station that was originally built in 1936 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s initiative surrounding public works administration buildings. The colonial design of this structure is reflective of many of the maritime works of architecture that were created during this period of time. The Historic Coast Guard Station of St Simons was a primary hub for the Coast Guard for several years but when World War II broke out, it transformed its daily operations to focus on shore patrols and security. This interesting and complex history of maritime purpose and military efforts makes this destination the perfect place to house both the World War II Home Front Museum and Maritime Center in present-day St. Simons Island.

Visitors to this establishment can enjoy browsing a variety of displays and exhibits that take you back in time and highlight the importance of maritime culture for the residents of St. Simons Island as well as it’s place in military history as well. An impressive collection of maritime artifacts, images, documents and beyond deliver up a wonderfully comprehensive look at how maritime culture has shaped what St. Simons Island is today.

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There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to make the most of time spent on St. Simons Island. The team at Lilmar Vacations is here to help turn vacation dreams into reality by matching you with a property that brings luxury and comfort in equal parts. Contact us today for more information on what to do in St. Simons and to begin planning!