Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is located in the marshlands of the Altamaha
River, approximately 5 miles south of Darien, Geogia. The plantation illustrates
more than a century of Georgia's coastal history and was owned and occupied
by the same family from 1804 to 1973. The plantation, originally known
as "Broadfield," produced rice steadily until the outbreak of
the Civil War. Rice was last planted here in 1915.
The plantation house, "Hofwyl House," was likely constructed
by slave labor in the 1850s after the original residence was destroyed.
Modeled after a large farmhouse, the interior displays fine examples of
the Federal style. One of the more notable features is the ornate marble
fireplace in the dining room. The house also has many rare antique furnishings.
The plantation grounds feature several mature oak trees. Tabby ruins, likely
the foundation of the rice mill, and several outbuildings, including a
barn and an ice house, are located on the property. The visitor center
museum interprets life on a working rice plantation, including the lives
of the slaves and planters.
Highest in March, April, and July; lowest in December and January.
Glynn Co.; Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U. S. Highway 17 North
Brunswick, GA 31525
OPERATING HOURS, SEASONS
Daily, Tuesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. Closed on Mondays (except legal holiday), Thanksgiving, Christmas,
and New Year's Day. Closed Tuesday when open Monday.
CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Semi-tropical; summers generally hot and humid with insects. Spring/fall
general mild with several cold spells. Check weather forecast in winter.
Good walking shoes.
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is located on U. S. Highway 17 North between
Brunswick and Darien, Ga., one mile east of I-95 exit # 9, four miles south
of Darien, Ga. and 10 miles north of Brunswick, Ga.
In Park: Walking. Trolley available for tour buses if needed and if
staff is available to operate.
FEES, COST, RATES
Adults: $5.00, Seniors 62 and up: $4.00, child (ages 6 to 18): $2.00,
ages under 5 free.
Group rates available with advance notice.
FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Museum , audio-visual presentation.
One mile nature trail on site. Also, 2½ mile nature trail off
plantation site. Plantation House is accessible via walking trail.
Daily ranger guided Plantation House tour. Occasionally programs given
by Nature Conservancy and Audubon Society.
Lodging and Camping Facilities:
None on site. A variety of lodging and camping facilities are available
in the area.
Local markets and restaurants within 10 to 15 minutes driving distance
of the site.
Other Concessions, NPS-Managed Visitor Facilities and Opportunities:
Gift shop in Visitors Center offers a wide range of southern history
books. Over 30+ titles are available. Also, silk screen Wildflower tee
shirts and old- fashioned toys.
Wheelchair ramp available at the Plantation House.
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES/PARK USE
Nature trails, picnicking, bird watching, viewing video, visiting museum
Recommend reservations for school groups, tour buses and other educational
BASIC VISIT RECOMMENDATIONS
A minimum of two hours to visit site.
February - Black History Month Program and Exhibit.
December - Plantation Christmas Candlelight Tour.
ADJACENT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Historic Darien, Ga., Fort King George Historic Site,
Sapelo Island, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island,
Cumberland Island, Okefenokee
Swamp, and Historic
Write Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation Historic Site, 5556 U.S. Highway
17 North, Brunswick, Ga. 31525 or call (912) 264-7773.
State Parks WWW Site