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. If arriving by taxi or car service, note that the museum and trails are a one-mile walk from the front entrance.


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

War of Jenkins' Ear
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Monday, May 29, 2017 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 at 10 a.m. will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations.  $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Hike to Battery Wymberly - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 3 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.  $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Hike to Battery Wymberly - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 3 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.  $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Get Outdoors Georgia
British Occupation of Savannah
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Wormsloe Historic Site
The date is July, 1780 and Savannah is under British occupation after the Battle of Savannah. Georgia's patriots have fled to the back country, leaving the city in the hands of the redcoats...  $2-$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