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

Georgia's First Fourth
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See cannon and musket firings and more.  $4.50 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Handicapped Accessible
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 to Monday, Sep 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 to Monday, Sep 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Craft demonstrations from the 18th century include woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, colonial games and more.  $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.
Trail Clean-up on National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Come help park rangers clean the beautiful walking trails at Wormsloe at "Battery Wymberly", the pristine Civil War era earthworks at the southern end of the island and at the embankment to the race track at the north end of the park... 912-353-3023.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
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