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Wormsloe Historic Site

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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GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9836900 | W -081.0717900

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

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


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Wormsloe Historic Site

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Phone
912-353-3023

War of Jenkins' Ear
Saturday, May 23, 2015 until Monday, May 25, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
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.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 2.5 mile hike to Battery Wymberly, one of the most pristine remaining Civil War era Confederate earthworks. Learn about Wormsloe's Civil War history and see the beautiful battery trail. $4.50-$10  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Handicapped Accessible Georgia's First Fourth
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in the town of Savannah in August of 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more.  $4.50 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Handicapped Accessible Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 until Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flintknapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting, and more.  $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.
Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Join Wormsloe Historic Site in clearing brush and collecting firewood for Your State Parks Day. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walk-in volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26th. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.
Contacts
Jacob Grotheer
912-353-3023  Interpretive Ranger, Wormsloe State Historic Site

Joe Thompson
912-354-2449  Manager, Parks

Kathy Morris
912-353-3023  Clerk, Wormsloe Historic Site

Lane Harris
Interpretive Ranger, Wormsloe

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