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Port Wentworth The Coast

Port Wentworth was founded in 1733 but not incorporated until 1957, and its history arises out of the native Indian tribes and first settlers of the Trust Colony of Georgia. It was at Mulberry Plantation that Eli Whitney revolutionized the South by inventing the cotton gin in 1793. Port Wentworth is only minutes down Interstate 95 from Savannah.
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We are "Savannah's Front Porch!" What is now Port Wentworth was originally part of several colonial plantations, including Mulberry Grove where Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793. Today, Port Wentworth's Exit 109 area is a well-placed "home base" of hotels, motels and restaurants and a convenient lodging spot for tourists. Only 11 miles from Savannah's Historic District, Exit 109 is the closest I-95 exit to Georgia's First City with direct trolley service from all Port Wentworth hotels.

Whether you're a history buff looking to explore our Savannah River Plantations, a Civil War explorer seeking to walk the living history of Sherman's March to the Sea or a family searching for an affordable road-trip, you'll find adventure in Port Wentworth. We have many free attractions, including the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, direct access to the Savannah River at the Houlihan Boat Landing, Historic African American Praise Houses and Cemeteries, themed driving tours and family-owned farms that sell fresh Georgia Grown produce. Start your historical tour of Coastal Georgia here!

Visitor Information Center

7532 Highway 21
Port Wentworth, GA 31407

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Phone: 912-965-1999

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