The Memory Trail is intended as a self-guided family experience with a series of interactive stations to involve both children and caregivers. Turnouts along the trail offer illustrated signage, recreated child-sized structures and settings, and hands-on learning activities. Gathering spaces will also be incorporated into the trail to offer opportunities for programs, performances, and demonstrations.

The trail will be located at St. Andrews Picnic Area. It will incorporate interpretive elements of the existing Wanderer Memorial, but the deteriorated metal sail sculptures will be removed as part of this project.

(Bruce Piatek, Director of Historic Resources - Jekyll Island Authority

Review the proposed design: Memory Trail (download PDF)

Participate in a brief survey about the Memory Trail: Complete Survey

For information about The Wanderer from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, click here.

Jekyll Island seeks input for new Wanderer exhibit
The Brunswick News
June 21, 2017

The slave ship Wanderer landed on Jekyll Island in 1858, bearing one of the last known shipments of enslaved men, women, and children to be sold into captivity in the United States. A design has been proposed for the creation of a Memory Trail, to share the experience of the Wanderer Survivors with the public. The trail will present a storybook account of this powerful historically-based story, communicating the Wanderer Survivors’ ordeal as well as their cultural legacy.
JIA Seeks Public Input
for New Wanderer Memorial