Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

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#1 of 9 in Nature in Georgia Coast
Once the estate of Noble Jones, Wormsloe Historic Site features the ruins of the oldest house in Georgia and an old oak avenue. See reenactments of colonial life by costumed performers. Visit the museum to learn about Jones and his family. The ruins of the family's house stand among oaks thick with Spanish moss, making for an eerie and romantic southern setting. Wander the grounds to enjoy the old oaks and sweet-smelling magnolias. Make Wormsloe Historic Site a centerpiece of your Savannah vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Savannah vacation website .
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  • The main attraction is the live oaks that you see in the picture. There is short walk to the family cemetery and another to a live colonial times re-enactment. Plan on spending about 1 - 2 hours here ...  more »
  • We stayed amazed with this place, is so quiet and beautiful and we took great pictures! Everyone should go there some day  more »
  • This is a very beautiful and romantic location used for movies previously. This is a very historic plantation located on the south east of Savannah.  more »
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  • A hidden gem and a must visit place if you happen to be in and around Savannah. The landscape is serene and beautiful. Its one of those places where you would want to take a stroll in leisure and enjoy the nature. Friendly staff and less crowd makes it a really good experience. The ticket price is $10 (if I remember it correctly) which was totally worth it.
  • Beautiful grounds. Friendly staff. I was really apprehensive after reading people’s reviews here but I had a great experience. The oak driveway is a highlight and the rest of the walks are worth checking out too. Definitely worth $10 per person if the money is maintaining this beautiful site.
  • This was an absolute fantastic experience! The live oaks with the Spanish moss is truly a step back into an era long forgotten. Our experience was different from most as we got a tour of areas that are for the most part "off limits" to the general public. The house and private library are amazing! The Owner is the nicest person and very hospitable and shared a wealth of knowledge being a direct descendant of the founder. Aside from our private tour, there are many public functions available and a great place to spend an afternoon in Savannah.
  • When you visit Wormsloe Historic Site you enter and drive over a mile down a straight road covered by ancient live oaks covered in Spanish moss. It is a pretty incredible sight! At the end of the road is a museum and nature trails that lead to the tabby ruins of Noble Jones’ colonial estate. Jones was a carpenter who was part of the first group of settlers to arrive in Georgia from England in the early 1700s. The museum had a great little documentary about the history of those first settlers and the role Jones and his family played. The nature trails led us from the tabby ruins to other restored structures that showed what colonial life was like in the early 1700s (hint, not good). Given the heat, humidity, and bugs we experienced in the two hours we were there, I don’t think it would have been that pleasant to live there.
  • Recommended for the grounds only. The beautiful driveway lined with live oak, is a photo opp sight not to be missed. There is a family home on site which is still privately occupied, but the original plantation is now a ruin. There is ~3 mile hike around the property which grazes the marshes, a beautiful property! If you are, however, looking for a plantation home to visit this may not be the right plantation for you to see.

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