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If you are planning a trip to Savannah, Georgia, you should take a few hours to explore the Wormsloe Historic Site. The Wormsloe plantation, covered with a canopy of Spanish moss, seems to be a refuge in the past, in Georgia in the 18th century.
The story of the Noble Jones and the historical site of Wormsloe
The historic site of Wormsloe was once the estate of Noble Jones, one of the first settlers who came to Savannah with James Oglethorpe in 1733.
Born in the English province of Lambeth, Jones came to Georgia as a carpenter in training and was appointed Chief Surveyor of Oglethorpe.
In addition to surveillance, Jones was appointed Indian agent, which meant he would be responsible for working on behalf of England in dealing with Chief Tomocici.
For his services, the king rented 500 acres to Jones, about 10 miles southeast of Savannah. He named Wormslow Manor (old spelling) after the British city where he lived.
His estate included the Tabbi House, a seed and work building built in 1745.
The name Tabby House is based on the construction method (a concrete mix made by roasting oyster shells to produce lime, to which water, sand, ash and crushed oyster shells are added to give a brick consistency).
There were a lot of oyster shells because the terrain is close to the swamp, so it made sense to use them.
While rice, indigo and silk were grown on the Wormsloe plantation, it also served as a military outpost where Jones controlled a Marine company.
Jones and his navy team helped Oglethorpe beat the Spanish at St Augustine and St Simons.
In 1756 King Jones granted full ownership of the land of Wormsloer in gratitude for his devotion.
The land remained with Jones until his death and was passed on to his descendants until it was purchased by the state of Georgia in 1973.
What you see on the historical site of Wormsloe.
If you’re expecting a 5-room tiger house, you’ll be disappointed. There are only a few walls and part of the foundation left. It’s impressive to see the power of the tiger mix when you look at the rest of the structure.
Nearby you can also see the family grounds.
The historic monument to colonial life in Wormsloe includes several agricultural buildings, including the Wormsloe Gardens when it was established as a plantation. At certain times of the year you will find associate teachers dressed in colonial attire organizing events.
Take a short walk along the nature trails and enjoy the ride. The landscape in this part of the savannah is still the same as in colonial times. He is inviolable by man and the true hidden jewel!
Special annual events in Wormsloe
Throughout the year you will see how Wormslo organizes special events. If you are in the area and can stop there, you will find reconstructions and special excursions with a unique viewpoint.
- February: Colonial fairy and nostalgia.
- Memorial Day: War in Jenkins’ ear…
- August: Georgia’s first quarter
- Labour Day The tools and skills that helped build the colony.
- December: Colonial Christmas
Historical wormhole clock
- Hours of operation : 9:00-17:00.
- Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Access to Wormsloe Historical Site
- Adults (18-61 years old) : $10.00
- Secondary school students (62+) : $9.00
- Young people (6-17 years) : $4.50
- Children (under 6 years) : $2.00
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