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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
Historic Site 912-264-7333

NOTICE: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site is open Wednesday-Sunday.

This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. The plantation and its inhabitants were part of the genteel low country society that developed during the antebellum period. While many factors made rice cultivation increasingly difficult in the years after the Civil War, the family continued to grow rice until 1913.

The enterprising siblings of the fifth generation at Hofwyl-Broadfield resolved to start a dairy rather than sell their family home. The efforts of Gratz, Miriam and Ophelia Dent led to the preservation of their family legacy. Ophelia was the last heir to the rich traditions of her ancestors, and she left the plantation to the state of Georgia in 1973.

A museum features silver from the family collection and a model of Hofwyl-Broadfield during its heyday. A brief film on the plantation’s history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the home as Ophelia kept it with family heirlooms, 18th and 19th century furniture and Cantonese china.  A stop on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, this is an excellent spot to look for herons, egrets, ibis and painted buntings.  A nature trail that leads back to the Visitors Center along the edge of the marsh where rice once flourished.


   Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site Business Plan


Historic Site Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday / 9AM-5PM
Last main house tour at 4PM. / Gate locked at closing.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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Historic Site Admission:
- $7.50 Adults
- $7.00 Seniors (62+)
- $4.50 Youth (6-17)
- free (under 6)
Group rates available with advance notice.




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Note: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Tons of FunClassic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s inaugural car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club.  $4.50-$7.5 912-264-7333.
Work Day and Celebration - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIn recognition of Your State Parks Day volunteers are needed to help clean up the site entrance. There will also be a celebration of our sites expanded days of operation. 912-264-7333.
33rd Annual Plantation Christmas
6 PM - 9 PM from Dec 5, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Civil War History EventThis magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house, hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus.  $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
Address/Directions
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.
Brunswick, GA 31525
Glynn County


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.304883 | W -081.460383

Located between Brunswick and Darien on U.S. Hwy. 17, 1 mile east of I-95 exit #42.

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.
Brunswick, GA 31525 View Details


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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site


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