20) Wormsloe Historic Site

Fun things to do in Savannah : Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah Georgia.

7601 Skidaway Road
(912) 353-4023

Wormsloe Plantation was established in 1737 by Noble Jones who was one of the first British colonists in the area. Wormsloe was Noble Jones' country estate where he built his house between 1739 and 1745. The site consists of 822 acres. The house was 1.5 stories with 5 rooms and was constructed using wood and tabby, a crude type of concrete made from oyster shells and lime. The fortress consisted of 8-foot high walls with bastions at each of its four corners.

The surviving ruins of the original house are one of the only remaining examples of fortified houses once common throughout coastal Georgia. The site includes a plantation house built by Jones' grandson in 1828, a detached library, the ruins of a fortified house, a mile-long drive bordered by large oaks, and Confederate earthworks.

The arched entrance to Wormsloe is located just off Skidaway Road, near the Isle of Hope community. The state-controlled area includes the scenic oak-lined avenue, a museum, and a walking trail that leads through the dense maritime forest to the ruins of the tabby fort built by Jones in 1745. More recently, the park has established a colonial life demonstration area, which includes a replica wattle-and-daub hut and several small outbuildings that simulate a living area for Jones' marines and slaves.

Time to spend: 4 hours to entire day

Hours open:
Monday - Sunday 9:00a - 5:00p
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

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