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Go: Wormsloe Historic Site

Take a second and close your eyes. Now, imagine a beautiful driveway lined with Spanish moss dangling from old live oaks leading up to the ruins of a colonial estate. Intriguing, right?

Welcome to Wormsloe Historic Site: home of Noble Jones, one of the first English settlers to come to America.

Jones arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and if you’ve ever been to Augusta, GA, you’ve stood where Noble Jones once stood (he laid out the entire town).

Wormsloe lies in the heart of Savannah, Georgia and is one of the oldest standing structures in Savannah. While visiting the plantation, you can be sure to get some major steps in walking the nature trail, and you can even participate in colonial dancing (!). Wormsloe Historic site provides plenty of opportunity to get outside, move around, and enjoy the history of our great state!

They also have multiple events per year, including one this coming weekend!

Beginning Friday, February 7th, you can experience life in colonial Georgia firsthand. This year’s event will feature woodworking, blacksmithing, colonial cooking, and a military encampment! Admission is $4.50 for kids and $10.00 for adults. Make sure you get your fill of colonial food and excitement before it ends on Sunday, February 9th!

But, even if you can’t make it out this weekend, be sure to make plans to visit Wormsloe. Perhaps after you can hit the beach or take a bike ride through Jekyll Island!

Wormsloe Historic Site is located on Skidaway Road on the Isle of Hope. The site is open Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sources:

  1. “Wormsloe Historic Site | Georgia State Parks.” Wormsloe Historic Site | Georgia State Parks. Georgia Department of Natural Resources: State Parks and Historic Sites, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.