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Wormsloe Historic Site picture in Savannah
Wormsloe Historic Site picture in Savannah
Wormsloe Historic Site picture in Savannah
Wormsloe Historic Site picture in Savannah

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  • $10 for adults; $2-$4.50 for kids
  • Tues-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; tours operate at select times

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  • Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Tours Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Right up there with Forsyth Park and River Street, Wormsloe Historic Site is one of Savannah's can't-miss attractions. Even if you never heard of the site, you've likely spotted it in pictures: its star attraction is the mile-long avenue leading to the plantation, which is lined on both sides by towering live oak trees dressed in Spanish moss.

Most travelers venture here for the free photo op alone, but what lies beyond the entryway is also worth your attention. Here you'll find the ruins of Wormsloe, the oldest standing structure in Savannah and the colonial estate of Noble Jones, a carpenter who came to Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Along with the ruins, visitors can tour a small museum featuring artifacts unearthed at Wormsloe and watch a brief film about the site and Georgia's founding. There's also an interpretative nature trail that runs along a marsh on the Skidaway River, as well as costumed interpreters demonstrating the tools and skills of colonial Georgia.

Past visitors gushed about the oak-lined drive and called the view "iconic." If you plan to walk the trails, you'll want to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and bring water, according to reviewers.

You'll find Wormsloe Historic Site about 10 miles southeast of downtown Savannah. It's only reachable by car (and part of the appeal is being able to drive along the gorgeous entryway), so keep this in mind when deciding whether or not you want to rent a car when in Savannah.

Wormsloe is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $4.50 for kids (ages 6 to 17) and $2 for children younger than 6. Guided tours are available daily at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. If you don't want to pay for admission, you can get a pretty good view of the picture-perfect driveway without forking over any money, but you won't be able to drive along the avenue (an experience most visitors said is worth paying for). For more information, visit the site's website. Along with a museum and theater, there is also a gift shop and picnic area.

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Courtesy SCAD Museum of Art

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