Wormsloe Historic Site is a state historic site outside of Savannah, and was the next stop on our road trip through Georgia. Also known as Wormsloe Plantation, this site consists of over 800 acres, part of which was once a large estate owner by one of Georgia's colonial founders, Noble Jones. The state acquired the majority of the plantation in 1973 and opened it to the public in 1979 as a historic site. Today the area includes thousands of old live oaks, a museum, a colonial life demonstration area, and walking trails.
Having grown up in Virginia, I was quite familiar of the colonial life exhibits, such as Williamsburg and Jamestown, so I won't hesitate to say that is not the reason why I wanted to visit Wormsloe. While it was interesting to learn about colonial life in a different part of the country, the real reason I wanted to visit is actually the first thing you see before you even enter the site.
Not just a cluster or a city block, but a 1 1/2 mile long avenue that leads from the entrance gate to the heart of the historic plantation. It is one of the most well-known and picturesque areas nearby, and has an air of romance fit for a movie scene, making it one of my biggest must-sees for anyone visiting Savannah. It provided us the perfect stop about 30 minutes after leaving our B&B and we had a chance to walk the trails and learn about the history of the area before hitting the road.
If you are ever in the Savannah area, you do not want to leave without seeing this gorgeous piece of history.
I travel and then I write about it. I hope you enjoy my experiences, and can learn from my trial and errors!