Experience three centuries in two hours in one place -- Colonial Wormsloe!
"Winter Admission Specials" - (now through March 31, 2014)
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)
- $2.00 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.
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Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin|
Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
|Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.|
Hike to Battery Wimberly|
Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
|Join Wormsloe’s Interpretive Rangers as they lead an educational hike to the earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Explore some of the most pristine earthworks remaining in the South. Expect a few surprises along the way, including some of the soldiers who occupied the fort. $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.|
“Hidden Wormsloe” Tour|
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 to Friday, Mar 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 AM
|Explore some of the places unavailable to the public and interesting sites that most will never see. This tour will be conducted by golf cart and seating is limited so make your reservation now to secure a seat. Three tours beginning at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.|
African-American culture at Wormsloe|
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 to Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 10 AM to 4 AM
|Guest historians tell the story of the African American history of Wormsloe. Discover the connection between Wormsloe and the small community of Pinpoint. Interpretive Rangers will be on hand to offer tours and answer questions as well. $10 Adults
$4.50 Youths 912-353-3023.|
Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin|
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
|Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance. Come prepared to get muddy. $4.50-$10 plus $5 parking. 912-353-3023.|
Wormsloe Lantern Tours|
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
|Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours by lantern take you to the Tabby Ruins where you will meet Noble Jones himself. The Colonial life area will be aglow with a lively village celebrating the arrival of Spring. 912-353-3023.|
War of Jenkins' Ear|
Saturday, May 24, 2014 until Monday, May 26, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
|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 tour to the tabby ruins and then to Colonial Life for military drills, musket and cannon firings, and a reenactment. $10 adults
$9 seniors/military. 912-353-3023.|