The Coast / Brunswick

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

5556 US Hwy. 17 N.
Brunswick, GA 31525

  • 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


    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

    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.

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  • Tree Identification Walk - National Trails Day

    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.

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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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