The Coast / Brunswick

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

5556 US Hwy. 17 N.
Brunswick, GA 31525

  • Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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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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  • Hofwyl-Broadfield Museum

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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


    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

    06/22/2018 - 10/26/2018

    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.

    Saturday, June 16, 2018
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, June 22, 2018
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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  • Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge

    Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge

    10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

    Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield's annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club.

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  • New Year's Ghosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation

    New Year's Ghosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation

    12/31/2018 - 01/01/2019

    Join us for a special New Year's edition of Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation. The tour will start on New Year's Eve and will celebrate the New Year at Midnight by ringing the Historic Plantation Bell and end at 12:30 am. Reservations required!

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