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Little Saint Simons Island Program: Through Bartram’s Eyes

January 24 @ 8:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for an exploration of Georgia’s flora, fauna, and native people through the lens of famed 18th century naturalist, artist, and writer, William Bartram. Features guest experts retracing part of Bartram’s famous journey, discussing the indigenous people that he encountered and visiting coastal landscapes that remain intact and similar to the way Bartram described them in his journal, The Travels of William Bartram. The three-day event will begin with an optional guided boat trip from Hampton River Marina, up one of Georgia’s wildest and most protected rivers, the Altamaha. Guests will experience this river system much the way that Bartram did in 1773.

Following the lower Altamaha River experience, guests will travel to Little St. Simons Island for a two-night stay. While on Little St. Simons Island, we will explore the wonderfully intact and varied natural landscapes of the island along with some of their characteristic plants and animals, all the while comparing them to Bartram’s descriptions of Georgia’s wild barrier islands from the 1770s. Guests will also learn about the Native Americans that inhabited the southeast during the time of Bartram’s Travels.

Please notice that Little St. Simons Island is a private island. For details on rates and availability, visit

Rates include lodging, three meals daily prepared by our chefs, non-alcoholic beverages, all Island activities including guided Naturalist excursions and use of recreation gear as well as boat transfers to and from the island. All rates are based on double occupancy. Space is limited, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or email: [email protected] to check availability.


January 24 @ 8:00 am
January 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Little Saint Simons Island
1000 Hampton River Club Marina Drive
Saint Simons, GA United States
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