Experience three centuries in two hours in one place -- Colonial Wormsloe!
Wormsloe State Historic Site Business Plan
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 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 to the Colonial Life Area where, during programs (weather permitting 1:00-4:30 PM daily) 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.
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)
Costumed tour guides available, usually at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Group rates available with advance notice.
Note: Wormsloe Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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War of Jenkins' Ear|
Saturday, May 25, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Monday, May 27, 2013 1 PM to 3 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 walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.|