Contact Information
Detailed Information

The Guard House is located on the north end of the island in the National Historic Fort Screven District next to Jaycee Park at the intersection of Campbell Road on Van Horn Street. The Guard House is within walking distance to the Lighthouse and North Beach.

The buttercream yellow exterior of the Guard House features the original veranda, which extends around three-quarters of the building. On one side, the porch wraps around overlooking the park. On the opposite side, steps lead to a shaded area with three picnic tables and a grill. Within this area, there is also a separate small porch on the rear side of the building that features an elevator lift to accommodate any ADA needs.

The interior of the Guard House is mainly composed of two spacious, bright and airy rooms. There is a kitchen area, two bathrooms, and two small storage areas in addition to the entertaining space provided by the large wrap around porch. The front room has restored woodwork, windows, and hardwood floors. The walls are a traditional authentic pastel hue with framed historic documentation of the Guard House on display. The back tiled room, with tin detailing, is larger and an ideal space to set up tables to create a formal dining area. The old ceiling and walls have been exposed to show the decorative tin features as the room once had been. The walls are covered with checkerboard-patterned tin and the 10-foot-high ceiling is covered with beautifully ornate pressed tin. There is a kitchen attached to the back room that has been remodeled with up-to-date appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, freezer, sink, and cabinet plus drawer space for storage with counter space prep area. The addition of the rear small porch features a door by the kitchen, which creates a separate entrance for caterers and other services to use so they do not interfere with the main rooms during the event. The facility rental includes 12 round tables (5ft), 12 rectangular tables (8ft), and 80 folding chairs.