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Wormsloe Historic Site

Wormsloe Historic Site

The Wormsloe Historic Site, informally known as Wormsloe Plantation, is a state historic site near Savannah, Georgia, in the southeastern United States. The site consists of 822 acres (3. 33 km2) protecting part of what was once the Wormsloe Plantation, a large estate established by one of Georgia’s colonial founders, Noble Jones (c. 1700-1775). The site includes a picturesque 1. 5 miles (2. 4 km) oak avenue, the ruins of Jones’ fortified house built of tabby, a museum, and a demonstration area interpreting colonial daily life.

In 1736, Noble Jones obtained a grant for 500 acres (2. 0 km2) of land on the Isle of Hope that would form the core of Wormsloe. He constructed a fortified house on the southeastern tip of the island overlooking the Skidaway Narrows, a strategic section of the Skidaway River located along the Intracoastal Waterway roughly halfway between downtown Savannah and the Atlantic Ocean. The fortified house was part of a network of defensive structures established by James Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia, and early Georgia colonists to protect Savannah from a potential Spanish invasion. Jones subsequently developed Wormsloe into a small plantation, and his descendants built a large mansion at the site which they used as a country residence.

The State of Georgia acquired the bulk of the Wormsloe Plantation in 1973 and opened it to the public as a state historic site in 1979

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Nearby Locations:

Bonaventure Cemetery (4.6 miles)
Forsyth Park (6.4 miles)
Savannah Historic District (Savannah, Georgia) (6.9 miles)
Tybee Island Lighthouse (13.5 miles)
Palmetto Bluff (17.6 miles)
Harbour Town Light (19 miles)
Driftwood Beach (63.7 miles)
Angel Oak (77 miles)
Charleston Battery (86 miles)
Rainbow Row (86.4 miles)
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Maps & Directions:

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Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, Georgia 31406

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