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

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.
 
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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:
- $8.00 Adults
- $7.00 Seniors (62+)
- $5.00 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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Antebellum Medicine in Coastal Georgia
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
One of the early owners of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, James M. Troup (1786-1849), was a doctor. Dr. Troup is set to make a return appearance at his low-country estate. He will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a doctor in this era, plus bring actual medicines and surgical equipment.  $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and over), $5 for youth (6 to 17). 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
More Dates...
Take an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here. There will be tales of recent ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.  $15. 912-264-7333.
7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs.  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17). $7.00 Senior (62 and above). $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
First Day of Spring Guided Hike Broadfield Loop
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Celebrate the first day of spring by getting outdoors at Hofwyl Plantation. This ranger-led hike of the Broadfield loop will be approximately 2.5 miles and take about an hour. Guests will see oaks, pines, bays, and maples on this hike. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent recommended.  $4-8. 912-264-7333.
Get Outdoors Georgia
First Day of Spring Guided Hike: Marsh Nature Trail
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Celebrate the first day of spring by getting outdoors at Hofwyl Plantation. This ranger-led hike of the Marsh View Nature Trail will be approximately 1 mile and take about 30-45 mins. The hike will follow the edge of the marsh where rice once flourished. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent recommended.  $4-8. 912-264-7333.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Hofwyl-Broadfield's Old Rice Fields
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
What today is seen as marshland was once the highly cultivated basis of a coastal agricultural empire. Learn about how the marshes became some of the most valuable property in Georgia. Learn about the men and women, both slave and free, who transformed the environment and altered the destiny of coastal Georgia.  $8 for adults $7 for seniors (62 and over) $5 for youth (6 to 17). 912-264-7333.
Hidden Gem
Fourth Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun. Lots to paint - 800 year old moss draped live oaks, scenic vistas across rice fields, 150 year old plantation house, barns, slave cabins and out buildings. Artists and Art Admirers everywhere.  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $7.00 Senior (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible
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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