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Brunswick City Hall

Brunswick is a city in Coastal Georgia just north of Florida, the mainland gateway to several islands in the Intracoastal Waterway, including St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.

Get in[edit]

Map of Brunswick (Georgia)

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

Brunswick can be accessed by car from Interstate 95 by Exit 29 (US Highway 17/Georgia State Route 25 Northbound), Exit 36-A (US Highway 341 / US Highway 25 / Georgia State Route 27 Southbound) or Exit 38 (Georgia State Route 25-Spur).

Get around[edit]

Aerial photograph of the Old Town National Historic District in Brunswick, Georgia
  • Major highways in Brunswick include Interstate 95, US Highway 17, US Highway 341 (multiplexed with US Highway 25 for almost its entire route) and Georgia State Route 303. US Highway 82's eastern terminus is at Interstate 95 Exit 29.
  • Primary north/south city streets include Glynn Av (US 17), Martin Luther King Bl, Altama Av, Habersham St and Newcastle St (US341/25).
  • Priamry east/west city streets include Fourth Ave (US 341), Gloucester St (US 25), "L" St, Parkwood Dr, First St, Fourth St, GA25-Spur, Community RD (GA 303), Chappel Crossing Rd, and Glynco Parkway.
  • Brunswick can be travelled by car, on bicycle or on foot.
  • Drivers should beware that Brunswick uses Photo Enforcement of traffic laws at some intersections. As of February 2007, The intersection of L St and Martin Luther King Bl, the intersection of Altama Ave and Community Rd (GA 303) and the intersection of Glynn Ave (US 17/GA 25) and the F.J. Torras Causeway to St. Simons Island have cameras installed and in operation.
  • Taxi Service is provided by Courtesy Cab Co. +1 912 265-5002. There is no regularly scheduled mass transit in Brunswick at this time.


Lover's Oak, Brunswick, GA, US, 2015
  • 1 Lover's Oak, intersection of Prince St and Albany St. A 900 year old oak estimated to be from the 12 century AD, where, according to Native American legend, lovers would meet. Lover%27s_Oak on Wikipedia
  • 2 Lanier's Oak, median of Hwy 17 (Glynn Ave). Said to be the oak that inspired Sidney Lanier to write the poem "The Marshes of Glynn", while sitting under the branches. Lanier%27s_Oak on Wikipedia
  • 3 Liberty Ships Memorial, 101 Gloucester St (in Mary Ross Waterfront Park). A plaque to commemorate the vast number of Liberty Ships produced in Brunswick during World War II to counter German forces. Sometimes there will be tall ships, cruise ships, etc moored to the landing here on Oglethorpe Bay.
  • 4 Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd, Darien, +1 912 437-4770. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM. The oldest British fort on the Georgia coastline, dating to 1721, as a deterrence to Spanish and American Indian attacks. It was subsequently abandoned and then saw resettlement of the area nearby as the town of Darien when General James Oglethorpe brought a contingent along in 1736. Tours and trails and a museum on site. $7.50 adults, $7 seniors, $4.50 youth (6-17). Fort King George (Q5471428) on Wikidata Fort King George on Wikipedia
  • 5 Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site, 5556 US-17, +1 912 264-7333. W-Su 9AM-5PM. Relics of a rice plantation using slave labor from the early 1800s that became a dairy with heirlooms and paths through the marsh. $8 adult, $7 senior, $5 youth (6-17). Hofwyl-Broadfield_Plantation on Wikipedia
Fort King George front, McIntosh County, GA, US


Attend the Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park in October and sample many different vendors' Brunswick Stew recipes, a tomato-based stew with okra, corn, lima beans, and meat (the most authentic purportedly being rabbit) that Brunswick, GA claims to be the originator of.

  • 1 Blythe Island Regional Park, 6616 Blythe Island Hwy, +1 912 279-2812. Daily 6AM-6PM. A park with marshes and trails to explore. Free admission, charge for camping.
  • 2 Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St, +1 912 262-6934. 1899 theater that is used by the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association to host performing arts productions and related events. Ritz_Theatre_(Brunswick,_Georgia) on Wikipedia
  • 3 Altamaha Wildlife Management Area, 2613 US Highway 17, Darien, +1 912-262-3173. Here you can really get a sense of the marsh life at the mouth of the Altamaha River, with kayaking launches and wildlife viewing, and also find the Butler Island Plantation, where hundreds of slaves performed arduous work to cultivate rice and where now the estate looks something like a haunted house.
  • 4 Sapelo Island Visitors Center, 1766 Landing Rd, Darien, +1 912 437-3224. Tu-Sa 7:30AM-5:30PM. Coordinate ferry tours to Sapelo Island with its Hog Hammock Community, home of Gullah Geechees, an African American subtype of former slaves, Reynolds Mansion, and marshes and beaches, such as Nanny Goat or Blackbeard Beach.
Altamaha River towards Atlantic Ocean, Georgia, USA
Blackbeard Beach Sunset (7609522208)



  • 1 Marshside Grill, 1200 Glynn Ave, +1 912 342-7981. M-Sa 11AM-9PM. Fair views of the marshes here to go along with your seafood or other dining choice. They have the brunswick stew too.
  • 2 Indigo Coastal Shanty, 1402 Reynolds St, +1 912 265-2007. M 11AM-3PM, Tu-F 11AM-9:30PM, Sa 4PM-9:30PM. Artsy little eatery featuring Caribbean/island types of cuisine.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Brunswick
SavannahMidway  N  S  JacksonvilleDaytona Beach
SavannahMidway  N  S  JacksonvilleOrlando
GreenvilleAugusta  N  S  Ends at
AlbanyWaycross  W  E  END

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