Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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Directions

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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Phone
912-353-3023

Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Join Dr. Charlie Belin, one of the foremost experts of Marsh Ecology in the region, as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. Register in advance. Tour Begins at 5 PM.  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Wormsloe Lantern Tours
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours by lantern take you to the Tabby Ruins where you will meet Noble Jones himself. The Colonial life area will be aglow with a lively village celebrating the arrival of Spring.  $4.50-$10.00 912-353-3023.
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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