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 .
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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