Dungeness, Cumberland Island Georgia

Ruins. Especially those found on a beautiful remote island in South Georgia are especially fascinating to me. James Oglethorpe first built on Cumberland Island in 1736, building a hunting lodge that he named Dungeness. In the 1880s the property was purchased by Thomas M. Carnegie, brother of Andrew Carnegie, who began to build a new mansion on the site. The 59-room mansion and grounds were completed after Carnegie’s death in 1886. Just imagine the glorious oyster roasts and low counrty cookouts and parties they had on the ocean front view!

Wild horses still walk the properties here and it is a must visit place for anyone who enjoys historic ruins and sites.

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