The Coast / Savannah

Wormsloe State Historic Site

7601 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

912-353-3023
  • Live Oak avenue at Wormsloe.

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  • Tabby ruins at Wormsloe.

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  • Museum displays at Wormsloe.

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  • Colonial Faire at Wormsloe.

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  • Nature trail at Wormsloe.

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  • Colonial Life Area at Wormsloe.

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  • Tabby ruins at Wormsloe.

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  • Cannon firing reenactment at Wormsloe.

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  • Jones Family Gravesite at Wormsloe.

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A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Surviving hunger, plague and warfare in the rugged environment of Georgia, Jones went on to serve the colony as a doctor, constable, Indian agent, Royal Councilor and surveyor, laying out the towns of Augusta and New Ebenezer. He also commanded a company of marines charged with defending the Georgia coast from the Spanish. Jones died at the beginning of the American Revolution, but his descendants sustained Wormsloe until the state of Georgia acquired most of the plantation in 1973.

Historic Site is open Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $10.00

    Child (under 6) $2.00

    Group rates available with advance notice. please call 912-353-3023.

    Seniors (62+) $9.00

    Youth (ages 6-17) $4.50

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Picnic Area, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Reading of the Declaration and Cannon Firing

    Reading of the Declaration and Cannon Firing

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Ring in the 4th of July with a special reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 p.m. inside the Visitors' Center followed by a cannon firing and a militia drill to celebrate Independence Day.

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  • Georgia's First Fourth

    Georgia's First Fourth

    08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015

    Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in the town of Savannah in August of 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more.

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  • Tools and Skills That Built a Colony

    Tools and Skills That Built a Colony

    09/05/2015 - 09/07/2015

    See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flintknapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more.

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  • Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up

    Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Join Wormsloe Historic Site in clearing brush and collecting firewood for Your State Parks Day. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walk-in volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.

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  • Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe

    Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe

    12/12/2015 - 12/13/2015

    Join us for a Christmas celebration, with caroling, burning of the Yule Log, dancing to live period music, holiday observances of the Colonial period, games and refreshments.

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