Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Let's go to Wormsloe Plantation for ~ Outdoor Wednesday

Beth and I visited in November and walked all over the grounds it is truly a spectacular sight to see they even have real deer !! As opposed to fake deer which is what I thought I was looking at .. giggle ... hope the memory makes ya smile girlfriend ..



Wormsloe Plantation

The road going into the plantation is lined with an arch of live oak trees and Spanish moss it is beautiful year around but in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom it is breathtaking .



Front gate



Oak avenue



Welcome center



isn't this beautiful ?



Visitors can view a museum with artifacts unearthed at Wormsloe, as well as a short film about the site and the founding of Georgia.



Colonial Life area






Sights along the Nature Trail






A scenic nature trail leads past the tabby ruins to a living-history area where, during programs, demonstrators in period dress exhibit the tools and skills of colonial Georgia. The site hosts several events throughout the year, including the "Colonial Faire and Muster" in February, which highlights aspects of 18th-century life, such as music, dancing, crafts and military drills.







Tabby Ruins ~ Jones family Fort/ House 1739 - 17775









1828 plantation house that is still home to the descendants of Noble Jones which are private



this is as close as you can get to it ..would have loved to gone inside.






now from the other end of Oak avenue

Wormsloe is the oldest Georgia's tidewater estates, Wormsloe has remained in the hands of the same family since the mid-1730s. Claimed and developed by founding Georgia colonist Noble Jones, Wormsloe has successively served as a military stronghold, plantation, country residence, farm, tourist attraction, and historic site. Nonetheless, Wormsloe's most characteristic and defining use has been as the ancestral home of Noble Jones's descendants.
Lying some ten miles southeast of Savannah, Wormsloe occupies the southern portion of the Isle of Hope, a peninsula four miles long and as much as a mile wide. During the colonial era Wormsloe's strategic location made it a valuable component of Savannah's outer defenses against Spanish attack. As a principal military officer of colonial Georgia, Jones used Wormsloe (then his leasehold) as a guard post, and his fortified tabby residence served as nucleus for a garrison of marines. In 1756 George II of England formally granted Jones ownership of Wormsloe (originally spelled "Wormslow"). During the 1750s Jones used a small corps of slaves to cultivate some of his 500 acres there. His agricultural activities, limited though quite diversified, included some cotton and grains (perhaps even small quantities of rice), along with vegetables, fruits, berries (including grapes), and mulberry trees. The leaves of mulberry trees were needed as food for the silkworms that Georgia's Trustees hoped would make the colony a supplier of silk. Though it has long been assumed that this silkworm connection explains the plantation's unusual name, "Wormsloe" (and close variants) figures prominently as a place name in the English-Welsh borderland from which the Joneses came.
you can read the entire story here Wormsloe Plantation ..

hope ya'll enjoyed the tour
now head on over to Miss Susan's to see all the other beautiful blogs Outdoor Wednesday post.
I bet you will lots of pictures of snow ...

It is still freezing here and I'm still not liking it ... lol
hugs ya'll, Cherry

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11 comments:

  1. We're definitely on the chilly side of things here in Valdosta!

    I have always wanted to visit Wormsloe - thank you for the beautiful photos :)

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  2. I am so glad you share your visits Cherry. I would love to see this one or any of the mansions in your area but it looks like I never will be able to, so it is so good to be able to see them from your postings. It is such a beautiful place. I bet when the azalea's are blooming it is breath taking.

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  3. Cherry, we are freezing south of you, too! Is this Florida or the North Pole??? Mercy!

    Loved seeing these photos of Wormsloe. I will definitely try and see this the next time I up that way. Thanks for the heads up.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  4. Enjoyed the visit. I did not get to go there while in your beautiful city. I toured Tybee Island, climbed the light house, viewed some forts, and of course, the historical down town.
    Went on a ghost tour, and saw a few of the squares along with the spring house tours.

    What amazed me the most was the plants we call bushes are trees there!

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  5. Great post and lovely photos especially thsoe trees they look like people waving many arms around.

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  6. Very nice place, I love the street lined with the trees and the nature trail would be ncie too.
    Great photos.

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  7. What a wonderful tour, thank you!

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  8. I love the way that Oak Avenue seems to go on forever. Love all of your pics!

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  9. Really beautiful pictures!!!!
    I love those trees....

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  10. Thanks for sharing your visit with us, Cherry. I love photos with a central vanishing point like the ones you show of the oaks with spanish moss. Beautiful!

    About that weather - we were hoping you might appreciate just a small taste of our Yukon winter, but from the comments: not so much :)

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  11. Cherry,
    This was oh-so helpful. My husband & I are planning a photoshoot for our fifth anniversary, and we were hoping to capture the 'essence of the south' in some locales around Savannah. Bummed that Noble Jones Colonial Estate is off limits tho! We'll have to hunt for another lovely plantation;) Thanks again!
    Anna

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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. It is so much fun to read everyone's thoughts on my ramblings .. I love to go blog hopping so look for me to be visiting you soon.
hugs, Cherry

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