The Coast / Brunswick

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

5556 US Hwy. 17 N.
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


  • Sixth Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair

    Sixth Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair

    03/25/2017 - 03/25/2017

    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 will be lots to paint, such as 800-year-old moss draped live oaks, scenic vistas across rice fields, 150-year-old plantation house, barns, slave cabins and out buildings.

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  • 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Children 10 and younger can bring 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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  • Heritage Seed Sharing

    Heritage Seed Sharing

    04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017

    Increase your knowledge of seed-swapping programs. Discuss why people are collecting and trading heritage seeds. Find out the difference between heritage and hybrid seeds while making your own heritage seed paper to share and plant.

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  • 38th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas

    38th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas

    12/01/2017 - 12/02/2017

    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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