Situated on a forested peninsula surrounded by coastal marshes, Wormsloe
Plantation was established in 1737 by Noble Jones, one of the first British
colonists in the area. The site includes a plantation house built by Jones'
grandson in 1828, a detached library, the ruins of a fortified house, a
mile-long drive bordered by large live oaks, and Confederate earthworks.
Wormsloe was Noble Jones' country estate where he tested his horticultural
interests. Jones protected the cypress and oak forests of his property
and never cultivated the land. In addition to raising his family at Wormsloe,
Jones also commanded here a company of Marines charged with Georgia's coastal
defense. The surviving ruins of the original house are one of the only
remaining examples of a fortified house, a common domestic design throughout
early coastal Georgia.
Highest in April; lowest in January.
Chatham Co., Savannah, GA
Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
OPERATING HOURS, SEASONS
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Tuesday to Saturday; 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday; closed
Mondays (except on legal holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New
CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Summers generally hot and humid. Winters generally mild with variable
temperatures. Recommend lightweight clothing for summer and coat or windbreaker
for winter. Good walking shoes.
Wormsloe is located on Skidaway Road approximately 10 miles southeast
of Savannah's Historic District. From I-95, take Route 204 to Montgomery
Crossroads, turn right. Follow to T in road, turn right onto Skidaway Road.
To Park: Wormsloe is located on Skidaway Road approximately 10 miles
southeast of Savannah's Historic District. In Park: Personal vehicle and
FEES, COST, RATES
Adult 2.00; child (18 and under) $1.00, child child (5 and under) free.
Group rates available for 15 or more:
$.75 child (18 and under),
$.25 child 5 and under.
FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Museum exhibits of early Georgia history, archaeology, and Noble Jones,
Wormsloe's owner. A 17 minute video on the founding of Georgia, Noble Jones,
and Wormsloe is shown at the top half and bottom half of each hour.
1½ live oak drive to the site museum, ¼ mile trail to
tabby ruins of Noble Jones' home and grave site, ½ mile interpretive
trail featuring drawings by early naturalist Mark Catesby on trail markers.
Programs, Activities: Educational programs for schools given on Thursday
and Friday mornings. Reservations required.
Lodging and Camping Facilities:
None on park. A variety of lodgings and camping are available in the
Coke machine located on site. Local restaurants are located in vicinity.
Other Concessions, NPS-Managed Visitor Facilities and Opportunities:
Wormsloe Gift Shop offers a variety of souvenirs, children's activities
books, books with special emphasis on African American History, Savannah
history, early Georgia history, local and regional travel.
Museum and most of trails are accessible. Wheelchair available upon
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES/PARK USE
Visit museum, view video, self-guided tour of grounds, or join in guided
Reservations for school and tour groups should be made two weeks prior
to your visit.
BASIC VISIT RECOMMENDATIONS
A minimum of 1½ hours is recommended to visit museum, view video,
and walk trails.
February - Georgia Day Program
May - War of Jenkins Ear
September - Tools and Skill that Built a Colony
December - Christmas at Wormsloe
ADJACENT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Historic Savannah, Fort
Pulaski, Fort Jackson, Skidaway Island State Park, Fort
McAllister Historic Park.
Write Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA, 31406
or call (912) 353-3023.
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