Wormsloe Historic Site

Description

In the 1730s, colonist Noble Jones carved out an impressive plantation just 8 miles southeast of downtown Savannah. Today, a 1.5-mile, oak-lined avenue leads to what’s left of the house, which remained in the Jones family until 1973. Like many residences along the Georgia and South Carolina coast, it was a “tabby” house,” built using cement that’s a mixture of coastal materials like sand, water, lime, wood ash, and oyster shells.

You can learn more about this at the on-site museum, which has excavated artifacts and a short film on the site’s history and Georgia’s founding. The Colonial Life Area, just past the ruins, often has costumed docents demonstrating period chores, crafts, and trades.

Address

7601 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Lat/Long

31.98036000, -81.06876400

Open Hours

Tues.--Sun. 9--5.
Visit Website
(912) 353-3023

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