The Wormsloe Historic Site is an absolutely stunning estate located just outside of Savannah, Georgia. The site was established by Noble Jones in the 1700s.
You can still see the ruins of the original homestead that was made out of ‘tabby’ (oyster shells and lime).
The number one reason is to see the spectacular live oak driveway.
There is a small museum and guided tour that provides a fascinating recount of Savannah history. The tour guide dresses in a historic outfit that adds some authenticity to the experience.
Whether or not you do the tour you can also walk around the site yourself and see a number of old buildings, historic landmarks and you can look out onto the Isle of Hope.
If you look carefully near the waters edge you can also see little mud crabs.
How do I get there?
The main entrance is just off Skidaway Drive, about a 15 minute drive out of Savannah. This is where you will find the sign, the archway gate and the front office where you can pay for your entrance fee ($10 for adults).
After you pay to enter you then go down the long driveway to get to the historic site and the tour. If you have a car you can drive down this road and there is more parking at the end. If you have been dropped off at the entrance you will have to walk it, and it will take about 20 minutes so be prepared.
If you are just wanting to see the tree lined driveway you could stop at the entrance and take a few pictures for free, but if you are going to make the effort to go I highly recommend seeing the full site.
I could not find public transport options to get to this site (maybe someone local has a better idea?) however there are tour companies that will do bus trips out to the site and surrounding areas if you are interested in that.
When should I go?
The site is open 9am-5pm every day of the week so you could visit any time of the year (excluding some public holidays).
It is all outdoors (except for the small museum) so it can get very humid in the middle of summer. Consider going early in the day and taking lots of water.
I suggest it takes at least 2-3 hours to explore the whole area, so try not to arrive too late in the afternoon or you might not have enough time to take it all in.
Anything else to note?
We got bitten by bugs that were jumping up out of the soil. Definitely take some bug spray with you.
Part of the site is a private residence so take note if you wander too far from the designated trails.
Have you been to the Wormsloe Historic Site?