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
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
04/28/2017 - 07/22/2017
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house, you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.
Friday, April 28, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tree Identification Walk - National Trails Day
06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017
Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species.read more
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.read more