This Is Why You Need to Visit the Wormsloe Historic Site

entrance to wormsloe plantationSheltered by live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, the rural road leading to the Wormsloe Historic Site will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Once the estate of Noble Jones, one of the first English settlers in Savannah, this 500-acre plantation is the oldest of its kind. As one of the most photographed spots in the city, you will find family burial sites, monuments, and tabby ruins that offer a glimpse into a bygone era. Access our complimentary Vacation Guide for the inside scoop on other historic sites and things to do in Savannah!

About the Wormsloe Historic Site

The Wormsloe Historic Site, also informally known as the Wormsloe Plantation, is an 882-acre space of beauty and history. With 2.3 miles of trails, views of the Isle of Hope, and countless things to see, you can spend hours appreciating its beauty.

When Is It Open and How Much Does It Cost?

Wormsloe is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost to get in is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $4.50 for youth 6-17 years old, and $2 for children under 6 years.

3 of the Best Things to See at the Wormsloe Historic Site

Tabby Ruins

A peaceful nature trail will lead you to the site of the oldest standing structure in the state of Georgia: Wormsloe’s tabby ruin. Built in 1745 of tabby construction, a mix of mortar made from oyster shells, sand, lime, and water, the foundation still stands to this day. Nestled within lush forests and sheltered by salt marshes, the home was once surrounded by eight-foot-tall tabby walls that were meant to protect Jones and his family from attacks.

Colonial Life Area

The Wormsloe Historic Site features a colonial life demonstration area where guests can watch interpreters in authentic period clothing showcase the tools and skills of colonial Georgia. See some of the typical outbuildings on the property and learn about the gardens and crops grown at Wormsloe when it was run as a plantation. The site hosts several events throughout the year that highlight important aspects of 18th-century life including music, dancing, crafts, military drills, and more.

Museum Exhibits

Inside the site’s museum, you can learn about the early beginnings of the state of Georgia, view fascinating period artifacts, and even watch a 13-minute film about the city’s founding by General Oglethorpe. You can also grab a map that will lead you through the plantation’s scenic walking trails.

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