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“A step back in time to colonial Georgia”

Wormsloe Historic Site
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Ranked #26 of 218 things to do in Savannah
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A breathtaking live oak avenue leads visitors one mile down a colonial road to a vistor center, where they can watch short historical film, tour a museum, and browse a gift shop. A walking trail leads to the 1737 tabby ruins of the oldest remaining structure in the Savannah. Trails meander past scenic marsh views to the Colonial Life Area, where costumed interpreters provide living history demonstrations in the afternoons, weather permitting. Five more miles of nature trails are available for those who are more adventurous.
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

I find it interesting that so many reviewers felt that the site is pricy. The cost of admission is $10 per adult, which I found well worth the price. The magnificent avenue of oaks is a sight to see; 400 live oaks line the road and truly amazing to behold. The visitors center features a small museum with artifacts from the property and a short 15 minute film about the original settlers of Wormsloe. A short walk through the beautiful woods leads to the marsh and the ruins of the former home. The trails wind along the marsh and to a colonial settlement where costumed actors were available to demonstrate what life was like in 1770s Georgia. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable and happy to share their knowledge of the land and the people who lived here. There are benches along the way to sit and watch the wildlife and to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the marsh and surrounding forest. Our stop here was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. We would pay for than $10 for a movie these days, and this stop over was infinitely better and educational as well.

3  Thank CSmithATLGA
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

After visiting a nearby state nature park it was recommended that we check out this historic site. We arrived mid afternoon and the sun in the trees was breathtaking. We paid for our (pricey) entry and began the drive. No one was driving behind us till suddenly we were quite overtaken by a park truck with two men in it speeding down the road-the dust kicked up filling our car-it ruined the moment and beauty of the drive (not to mention safety!). The tour was a bit lackluster compared to the rangers at the nature site- it felt the young girl showing us around didn't really care for her job. At the little village the young man dressed up didn't interact with the kids! Thankfully the kids didn't notice and made their own fun running around playing colonist and we did meet some nice people on the tour who recommended other sites to see! Overall it was pretty, I'm sure the history would have been interesting if the guide had told us more. Go for the trees and the nature trails- or just pay less for the nature park down the road.

6  Thank Jane l
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We had to stop here after reviewing attractions and seeing the road with the canopy of oaks framing it. It is beautiful. We paid the admission fee and watched the short movie about the owners, walked down the road to the spot where the house used to be; however, we agreed the best part was just parking the car and taking pictures of the road with the trees overhanging (which would have been free). Several people were doing just that.

3  Thank Azbylut
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

This was a lovely morning spent at this beautiful site. Jesse, our tour guide, was so informative and friendly. The drive under the Spanish moss was beautiful.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

The live oak lined avenue leading into the historic site is well worth the trip! Over 400 live oaks grace your dirt road drive into the 1 mile loop walking tour. The site is impressive - especially for history lovers - and nature lovers. We enjoyed the respite from the hustle of Savannah!

Thank Deanna H
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