Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
Yes
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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The Wormsloe State Historic Site, located just outside of the city of Savannah, puts on display its structures that were constructed during the Colonial period and served a defensive function through the Civil War era.

First reached by English colonists in 1733, the land on Yamacraw Bluff were found to be uninhabited by Native Americans, so the colonists settled on the land, constructing defensive buildings made out of tabby - a mix of lime, sand, water and oyster shells that hardened to create the thick walls that protected those inside.

The plantation house served members of the De Renne family through the Colonial and Civil War eras. Today, the site contains graves, walled barriers, and the scenic live oak trees erected on the land through those eras.

Upon entering, visitors drive through the live oak archway on a road that dates back to at least 1816. A central museum building makes a great place to start, containing exhibits on the historic site and Georgia through the historic periods. A picnic area sits adjacent to the museum building.

Those looking to explore the area more can set out on the 3 mile Battery Trail loop which circles through the longleaf pine forest, passing the edges of Shipyard Creek. The trail passes through the Colonial Life Area.

A shorter trail the passes through the live oak trees before reaching the historic Tabby Ruins area is the 1 mile Pine Trail loop. At the end of this trail is the Tabby Ruins, the gravesite of Wymberley Jones De Renne who originally built much of the site, and observation decks overlooking Jones' Narrows and Skidaway River.

Wormsloe Historic Site is open from 9am-5pm daily. Admission is $10 per adult and $4.50 per child.

Complete information can be found at the Gerogia State Parks page.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall
Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Admission Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Variety of activities. Scenic environment.

Cons

Limited hours.

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Guided tours
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Native artifacts
Potable water

Location

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