Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

Location

5556 US Hwy. 17 N.
Brunswick GA 31525

Rates

  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (62+): $7
  • Youth (ages 6-17): $5
  • Child (under 6): $0.00
  • Group rates available with advance notice: $Call 912-264-7333

Hours of Operation

  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Daily Guided Tours
Plantation Home Interior
Plantation Home Interior
Hofwyl-Broadfield Museum

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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Self-guided Tours
Near Interstate Highway
  • 95
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly