Braille Trail

This special attraction can be found throughtout the Historic District of St. Marys. The 38 historic sites within the district are marked with signs that have raised latters and Braille for the vision-impaired. The service has been extended to nearby Cumberland Island where there is a hands-on map area.

 

McIntosh Sugar Mill Tabby Ruins

These ruins are perhaps the largest and best preserved examples of the tabby structure. Tabby, a building material made of oyster shells, sand and water is unique to this area. The mill was built circa 1825. Its rooms,which were devoted to the grinding, boiling and processing of cane for sugar products, are still intact. It’s located across from the main gate of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. Picnic areas are also located on the grounds.

 

Oak Grove Cemetary

Established in 1780, this cementry is the oldest in St. Marys and one of the oldest in the South. It is the resting place of French planters who fled from Santo Domingo to escape massacre during a slave uprising and of Acadians banished with Evangeline. A number of early settlers and soldiers are also buried here. The oldest grave is marked 1801. It is surrounded by a low stone wall with arched gateways and lichen covered Oaks. Many of the lots are surrounded by brick walls and iron fences. It is located at the corner of St. Marys & Barlette Streets, in historic St. Marys.

 

Orange Hall House Museum

A popular stop for visitors, this welcome center is housed in a Greek Revival antebellum mansion built circa 1830. The center also includes a gift shop and museum that displays memorabilia. It’s located at 303 Osborne Street, in St. Mary’s.