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.
Wormsloe State Historic Site Business Plan
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9AM–5PM
Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- $10.00 Adults
- $9.00 Seniors (62+)
- $4.50 Youths (6-17)
- $1.00 Children (under 6)
• Guided Tours available, (staffing and weather permitting):
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
• Group (15 or more people) rates and tours available with advance notice.
• Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a group tour.
Note: Wormsloe Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
First Day Hike Event|
Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
|Regular admission fees apply. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history. Regular admission Prices: $10/adult, $9 Military/Seniors, $4.50/Child, Group discounts available as well. 912-353-3023.|