Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
Brunswick, GA 31525
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
Child (under 6) free
Group rates available with advance notice Call 912-264-7333
Seniors (62+) $7
Youth (ages 6-17) $5
Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours
Group Rates Available, Group-friendly
Near Interstate Highway
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
Hofwyl-Broadfield History Walk - National Trails Day
06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016
Explore over 200 years of history with a two-mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield's past. Walk will feature ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house.read more
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
06/18/2016 - 07/16/2016
Take an eerie journey back in time at this former rice plantation. As we stroll through moss-laden Live Oaks, 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, Jun 18, 2016
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Jun 24, 2016
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016read more