Wormsloe Plantation is worth a visit if only to see the welcoming mile-long driveway lined with huge live oak trees. Located ... More
Wormsloe State Historic Site
Wormsloe Plantation is worth a visit if only to see the welcoming mile-long driveway lined with huge live oak trees. Located approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Savannah, the plantation was established in 1737 by Noble Jones, one of the first British colonists who arrived in Georgia with General James E. Oglethorpe. A plantation house built in 1828 stands at the site, as does the remains of the original house built by Noble. A museum displays artifacts.
Driving through the gate & down the road of Wormsloe is like being in an old southern movie. 400 of the most beautiful oak treees covered in Spanish Moss! It doesn't even seem real! The entry fee is now $5 per person (& you have to pay that to even get into the gate & photograph the tree lined road), but it was the best money we spent in Savannah! We stopped int the middle of the road & set up our tripod on the car & made our picture with the trees in the background-it was an awesome picture opportunity! Wormsloe truly takes you back in time!
In some of the earlier post it was mentioned that the plantation house was no longer at Wormsloe. The plantation house is still there and the Barrow family continues to live there, they are decendents of the original family. The house is visable during the winter, can see alittle during the summer. As you drive down the oak canope look to the left and you will see the house, it is not open to the public. I love to go there it is only about 1/2 mile from my home, I go on the golf cart.
It was an awesome experience! I thought I knew all about savannah until I visited Wormsloe. The short film they showed was a great story on the history of Savannah and it came to be. The atmosphere was very relaxing and so beautiful. I would definitely go back!!
Wormsloe State Historic Site is beautiful. If you have ever been to St. Augustine, FL or the Timquanan Preserve in Jacksonville, FL, then this is a lot like those places. Again, the yahoo travel site is inaccurate; the price is $4 per person, not $2.
Stop at the gate and get out to feel the experience. The trees are so beautiful and romantic. I am a lover of live oak trees and this is one of the best presentations I have ever seen. The plantation house in no longer standing but the alle' is worth seeing. Go to the visitors center for wonderful books and post cards.
The entry to Wormsloe is lovely. The trees that line the road inside are magificant. But, it is not my favorite place to visit. It is historical, as most places in Savannah. Just not as interesting as some other areas. IMO.
This is a perfect place to get the kids out of the house and outdoors for some fresh air. We did a day trip and it was great - went for their 3 mile hike (there is another one that is 1 mile if you don't want to go out for that long) which was very pretty and the path was very noticable so we didn't worry about getting lost. Packed a lunch, carried it with us and ate at the lookout tower. Good exercise. For a $3 parking fee, you can't beat it. We're going to give it a shot and spend the night with tents and such as soon as it warms up a bit.
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