This is the original house and it's amazing that it still stands (though there has been restoration over the years). For the times, this was a mansion. Located across from the Horton burial area and a very nice park.
Jeckyll Island, as a whole, is full of history. The Horton House ruins told the story of the first half of the history before it became a playground for the rich and famous. The ruins were very humble and several tablets told the history of the home and it's inhabitants. It was interesting.
Cool ruins, amazingly preserved. Neat to go inside. It is an example of "Tabby" architecture. It's really cool for what it is, if you are near there.
Situated along the waters edge, this site offers a look back into the history of the area along with some wonderful views of the backwaters of Jekyll Island. It has very easy access and it only takes a few minutes to pull off the road and enjoy.
Horton House is just off the main road on Jekyll Island. There is a plaque and you can walk around the house, but there isn't much more to it.
The history of Jekyll Island is varied and interesting. This shell of an original house on the island and the provided information gives you a good idea of how things were before the millionaires.