General James Oglethorpe laid out its streets and squares in 1771. George Washington proclaimed it one of the five original ports of entry for the Colonies in 1789. Today, Brunswick's rich sense of history shines in business and pleasure. A nurturing revitalization and restoration program for the state's second highest concentration of historic structures. A bustling waterfront, home to shrimp boats, cruise lines, casino ships, marina, and vessels from around the world. The charms of Old Town Brunswick with its Victorian commercial buildings, grand residential homes, historic banquet and reception facilities, and delightful bed and breakfast inns. Streets of quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries and antique dealers. Cultural and historic festivals, performances and special events. And an atmosphere that's warm and welcoming for residents and visitors alike.