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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
Historic Site 912-264-7333

NOTICE: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site is open Wednesday-Sunday.

This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. The plantation and its inhabitants were part of the genteel low country society that developed during the antebellum period. While many factors made rice cultivation increasingly difficult in the years after the Civil War, the family continued to grow rice until 1913.

The enterprising siblings of the fifth generation at Hofwyl-Broadfield resolved to start a dairy rather than sell their family home. The efforts of Gratz, Miriam and Ophelia Dent led to the preservation of their family legacy. Ophelia was the last heir to the rich traditions of her ancestors, and she left the plantation to the state of Georgia in 1973.

A museum features silver from the family collection and a model of Hofwyl-Broadfield during its heyday. A brief film on the plantation’s history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the home as Ophelia kept it with family heirlooms, 18th and 19th century furniture and Cantonese china.  A stop on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, this is an excellent spot to look for herons, egrets, ibis and painted buntings.  A nature trail that leads back to the Visitors Center along the edge of the marsh where rice once flourished.


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Historic Site Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday / 9AM-5PM
Last main house tour at 4PM. / Gate locked at closing.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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Historic Site Admission:
- $7.50 Adults
- $7.00 Seniors (62+)
- $4.50 Youth (6-17)
- free (under 6)
Group rates available with advance notice.




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Note: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTake an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here. There will be tales of recent ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.  $15. 912-264-7333.
33rd Annual Plantation Christmas
6 PM - 9 PM from Dec 5, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Civil War History EventThis magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house, hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus.  $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
Address/Directions
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.
Brunswick, GA 31525
Glynn County


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.304883 | W -081.460383

Located between Brunswick and Darien on U.S. Hwy. 17, 1 mile east of I-95 exit #42.

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.
Brunswick, GA 31525 View Details


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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site


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