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Wormsloe Historic Site

Historic Site 912-353-3023

 
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A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Surviving hunger, plague and warfare in the rugged environment of Georgia, Jones went on to serve the colony as a doctor, constable, Indian agent, Royal Councilor and surveyor, laying out the towns of Augusta and New Ebenezer. He also commanded a company of marines charged with defending the Georgia coast from the Spanish. Jones died at the beginning of the American Revolution, but his descendants sustained Wormsloe until the state of Georgia acquired most of the plantation in 1973.

Today, visitors can interact with costumed interpreters during programs and events, and view a museum with artifacts unearthed at Wormsloe, as well as a short film about the site and the founding of Georgia. The interpretive nature trail leads past the tabby ruins along the marsh to the Colonial Life Area where, during programs and special events, demonstrators in period dress exhibit the tools and skills of colonial Georgia. The site hosts several events throughout the year, including the “Colonial Faire and Muster” in February, which highlights aspects of 18th-century life, such as music, dancing, crafts and military drills and the “Tools and Skills that Built a Colony” event over Labor Day weekend.

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Historic Site Hours:

Tuesday–Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission:

- Adults (18–61): $10.00
- Seniors (62+): $9.00
- Youth (6–17): $4.50
- Children (under 6): $2.00
Group rates & tours available with advance notice. Please email wormsloe.tours@gmail.com to book a group tour.

Facilities:

• Museum & Theater
• Gift Shop
• Nature Trail
• Colonial Life Area
• Picnic Area
• Bus Parking
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Savannah's Oldest Tabby Ruins
• Guided Tours — 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Weddings — approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Bonaventure Cemetery
• Historic Savannah, Georgia
Fort McAllister State Park (camping/cottages)
Fort Morris State Historic Site
• Fort Pulaski
Golden Isles of Georgia
• Old Fort Jackson
• Pin Point Heritage Museum
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Skidaway Island State Park (camping)
• Tybee Island Beaches

Recreation in nearby Florida State Parks:

Amelia Island State Park
Anastasia State Park
Big Talbot Island State Park
Fort Clinch State Park
Little Talbot Island Island State Park

Historic Forts in nearby Florida State Parks:

Castillo De San Marcos National Monument
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Mose Historic State Park
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Wormsloe State Historic Site Business Plan

Saltwater Paddling Trail


Note: Wormsloe Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
Events
British Occupation of Savannah
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 until Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
The date is July, 1780 and Savannah is under British occupation after the Battle of Savannah. Georgia's patriots have fled to the back country, leaving the city in the hands of the redcoats. Come and celebrate the Revolution! Cower before British Artillery! Take the loyalty oath to King George! Disregard rumors of Continental militia sign-ups!  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Address/Directions
Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
Chatham County


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9836900 | W -081.0717900

Located 8 miles southeast of Savannah's historic district on Skidaway Road.


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Wormsloe Historic Site
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