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

Who Will Go A-Pyrating?
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 4 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
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...  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Wormsloe's Hidden Gem: The Great Savannah Race
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
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...  $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
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.
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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