Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.

    - $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 to book a group tour.



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Note: Wormsloe Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Leatherworking with Matthew Shumard
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe State Historic Site is proud to host a talented young leatherworker, Matthew Shumard. Leather was a very important material for 18th century people and Mr. Shumard will be presenting various leatherworking techniques.  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Colonial Wormsloe Lantern Tours
Friday, Nov 13, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Two guided tours at 7 PM and again and 8:30 PM by lantern will take you through time on a whirlwind tour with a variety of scenes that celebrate Savannah's colonial heritage, from the city's founding in 1733 up through the American Revolution.  $4.50-$10.00 912-353-3023.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday & Sunday 1 PM - 4 PM from Dec 20, 2015 until Dec 13, 2015 
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments.  $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.
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.

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, GA 31406 View Details

Wormsloe Historic Site

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