Wormsloe Historic Site

 
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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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 31.9836900 | W -081.0717900
Located 8 miles southeast of Savannah's historic district on Skidaway Road.


Address
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
Chatham County
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Phone
912-353-3023

Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
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.
First Day Hike Event
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
This is the Savannah everyone wants to see. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along our scenic marsh and Moon River, to Battery Wimberly, a Civil War earthen fort. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly...  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Get Outdoors Georgia
19th Century Wormsloe Picket Station
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Join Park Rangers and Costumed Reenactors at Wormsloe as they garrison the old picket station on the park that dates to the era of the Civil War and was once staffed by the 4th Louisiana and 1st Georgia Volunteer Battalion. Cannon Firings on the hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  $4–$10. 912-353-3023.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Feb 3, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
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.
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