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Wormsloe Historic Site
Historic Site 912-353-3023


Experience three centuries in two hours in one place -- Colonial Wormsloe!

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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Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9AM–5PM
Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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Admission:
    - $10.00 Adults
    - $9.00 Seniors (62+)
    - $4.50 Youths (6-17)
    - $2.00 Children (under 6)
• Guided Tours available, (staffing and weather permitting):
   10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
• Group (15 or more people) rates and tours available with advance notice.
• Please email wormsloe.tours@gmail.com to book a group tour.


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Note: Wormsloe Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Feb 6, 2016 until Feb 7, 2016 
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available.  Friday - $4.50 - $10. Saturday and Sunday - Free. 912-353-3023.
Who Will Go A-Pyrating?
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 4 PM to 5 PM
Come learn about the Golden Age of Piracy! During the first quarter of the 18th century left such a mark on the world that 3 centuries later they remain in the forefront of popular culture today. Join Ranger Jesse and separate fact from myth to discover who was willing "to go on the account" and become a pirate.  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Wormsloe's Hidden Gem: The Great Savannah Race
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
From 1908 to 1911, Savannah was the site of the first Grand Prix in the United States! The 19-mile long track ran down Skidaway Road. One of the race embankments still remains on Wormsloe's property. This special program will include cruise-ins down the historic oak lined drive by local car clubs. Tours will be given down to the embankment.  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Hidden Gem
War of Jenkins' Ear
Saturday, May 28, 2016 until Monday, May 30, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations.  $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.
Address/Directions
Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
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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