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Wormsloe Historic Site - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406, USA

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About Wormsloe Historic Site

The Wormsloe Historic Site was once the colonial estate of carpenter Noble Jones, who came to Georgia with James Oglethorpe in 1733. This former plantation is the site of the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The ruins of Jones’ tabby house was built in 1745.

Attractions Near Wormsloe Historic Site

Skidaway Island State Park
Skidaway Island State Park3.24km from Wormsloe Historic Site

Skidaway Island State Park, is a beautiful coastal destination that offers something for everyone. Visitors can explore the nature trails, marvel at the views from the scenic overlooks, and observe firsthand the local wildlife. You can relax can dip their toes at one of three secluded beaches or rent a kayak or paddleboard and take leisurely ride around Moon River. Of course, no trip to Skidaway Island is complete until visitors try their hand at some freshwater fishing on Lake Florence.

Savannah Botanical Gardens
Savannah Botanical Gardens3.42km from Wormsloe Historic Site

The Savannah Botanical Gardens offers a stunning look at nature for all ages. Spanning over 30 acres, the grounds contain various themed gardens filled with unique plants and trees native to the area as well as other varieties from around the world. Visitors can wander through the butterfly gazebo, sun garden and Japanese garden before heading to the conservatory, which offers a rainforest-like escape all year round.

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium
UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium4.35km from Wormsloe Historic Site

The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium is a vibrant, ocean-focused public resource for all ages. With interactive exhibits, touch tanks, and hands-on activities, the center invites visitors to explore life beneath the waves. As a research organization with numerous resident scientists, its mission is to boil down complex ideas and facts into easy-to-understand educational programming designed to benefit learners from every background.

Bonaventure Cemetery
Bonaventure Cemetery7.13km from Wormsloe Historic Site

Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The cemetery became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, and in the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the book. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres.

Massie Heritage Center
Massie Heritage Center10.25km from Wormsloe Historic Site

The Massie Heritage Center, offers patrons the chance to explore the interesting and unique history of this region. From storytelling sessions to educational activities, visitors can learn about how area residents lived over 100 years ago. The facility houses six period-style rooms representing local lifestyles from 1783 through 1828, showcasing military and political items as well as everyday items that were common during that time.

Calhoun Square
Calhoun Square10.3km from Wormsloe Historic Site

Calhoun Square, is a small town with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The town center was once home to a general store and post office, but now features charming cafes, pubs and boutiques. Community events are held throughout the year in Calhoun Square and the local population enjoy potluck dinners, art raffles and movie nights at the community park. With its quaint homes and friendly residents, Calhoun Square well deserves its status as one of the most picturesque towns in the state of Georgia.

Where is Wormsloe Historic Site

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Chatham County
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Chatham County is the northernmost of Georgia's coastal counties on the Atlantic Ocean. It is bounded on the northeast by the Savannah River, and in the southwest bounded by the Ogeechee River.