The Coast / Brunswick

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

5556 U.S. Hwy. 17 North
Brunswick, GA 31525

  • Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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  • Plantation Home Interior

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  • Plantation Home Interior

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  • Hofwyl-Broadfield Museum

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  • Daily Guided Tours

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This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia's rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. The plantation and its inhabitants were part of the genteel low country society that developed during the antebellum period. While many factors made rice cultivation increasingly difficult in the years after the Civil War, the family continued to grow rice until 1913.

A museum features silver from the family collection and a model of Hofwyl-Broadfield during its heyday. A brief film on the plantation's history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the home as Ophelia kept it with family heirlooms, 18th and 19th century furniture and Cantonese china. A stop on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, this is an excellent spot to look for herons, egrets, ibis and painted buntings.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00PM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $8

    Child (under 6) free

    Group rates available with advance notice Call 912-264-7333

    Seniors (62+) $7

    Youth (ages 6-17) $5

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

    Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

    02/27/2016 - 04/30/2016

    Take an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here. There will be tales of recent ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

    Saturday, February 27, 2016
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 5, 2016
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 read more

  • Antebellum Medicine in Coastal Georgia

    Antebellum Medicine in Coastal Georgia

    02/27/2016 - 02/27/2016

    One of the early owners of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, James M. Troup (1786-1849), was a doctor. Dr. Troup is set to make a return appearance at his low-country estate. He will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a doctor in this era, and will bring actual medicines and surgical equipment.

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  • 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    03/12/2016 - 03/12/2016

    Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs.

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  • Fourth Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair

    Fourth Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair

    04/02/2016 - 04/02/2016

    Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun. There are lots to paint, including 800-year-old moss draped live oaks, scenic vistas across rice fields, 150-year-old plantation house, barns, slave cabins and out buildings. This event is for artists and art admirers everywhere.

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