The Coast / Brunswick

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

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

912-264-7333
  • Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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  • Hofwyl-Broadfield Museum

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  • Daily Guided Tours

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  • Plantation Home Interior

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  • Plantation Home Interior

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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

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    95

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • National Trails Day Rice Fields History Walk

    National Trails Day Rice Fields History Walk

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    An introductory presentation will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation, there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck. The hike will be approximately 1/2 mile in length over uneven ground.

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  • 34th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas

    34th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas

    12/04/2015 - 12/05/2015

    This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

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