We are "Savannah's Front Porch!" What is now Port Wentworth was originally part of several colonial plantations, including Mulberry Grove where Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793. Today, Port Wentworth's Exit 109 area is a well-placed "home base" of hotels, motels and restaurants and a convenient lodging spot for tourists. Only 11 miles from Savannah's Historic District, Exit 109 is the closest I-95 exit to Georgia's First City with direct trolley service from all Port Wentworth hotels.
Whether you're a history buff looking to explore our Savannah River Plantations, a Civil War explorer seeking to walk the living history of Sherman's March to the Sea or a family searching for an affordable road-trip, you'll find adventure in Port Wentworth. We have many free attractions, including the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, direct access to the Savannah River at the Houlihan Boat Landing, Historic African American Praise Houses and Cemeteries, themed driving tours and family-owned farms that sell fresh Georgia Grown produce. Start your historical tour of Coastal Georgia here!