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Wormsloe Historic Site
a 1736 Colonial Estate
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
April 14, 2021

USA map showing location of GeorgiaGeorgia map showing location of Wormsloe Historic Site
Wormsloe is usually open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except Holidays- call the park for hours)
Wormsloe Historic Site entry sign

FYI: Wormslow or Wormsloe???? Noble Jones originally spelled his plantation "Wormslow" but various early documents spelled it both ways. In the mid-1800s, his great-grandson settled on"Wormsloe" as the standard spelling.

Above quote, and other quotes below are from a brochure received at the entrance. It must be kept with you at all times because it serves as a payment receipt

Wormsloe Historic Site entry sign about the entrance gate

The two RV Gypsies had to park their car and walk to a window to pay the entrance fee. Then they returned to their car and drove on an amazing entrance road to explore Wormsloe Historic Site. This road is dated back to 1816, but may have been in use as early as the mid-1700s.

Wormsloe welcome sign potted plant with sunglasses and a smile

This breathtaking picturesque dirt road was lined on both sides by more than 400 live oak trees that were planted in the early 1890s by Wymberley Jones De Renne to commemorate the birth of his son, Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne. The trees were covered with Spanish moss and almost formed a "tree tunnel" over the road. The road was about one-mile long.

sign about Live Oak trees Live Oak trees lined the entrance road

Once parked in the parking lot, the two RV Gypsies enjoyed an easy stroll on the William Bartram Trail.

William Bartram Trail sign William Bartram Trail

clipart History BookBelow: The ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775), a carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. The ruins is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Surviving hunger, plaque and warfare, Jones served the colony as doctor, constable, Indian agent, Royal Councilor and surveyor, laying out the towns of Augusta and New Ebenezer.  He also commanded a company of marines to defend the Georgia coast from the Spanish. He died at the beginning of the American Revolution, but his descendants sustained Wormsloe until the state of Georgia acquired most of the property in 1973.

The name Wormsloe came from Jones' township in England.

Above quote from https://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe
sign about preserving the past sign about Wormsloe in 1732
house floor plan of the tabby ruins sign about the Jones Tabby House
Lee Duquette at the Jones Tabby House ruins the Jones Tabby House ruins
the Jones Tabby House ruins the Jones Tabby House ruins

Below: A stone monument and iron fence mark the original FAMILY burial site at Wormsloe. Jones was buried here in 1775 next to his wife Sarah. Their youngest son Inigo Jones' remains were moved from the site to Colonial Cemetery in downtown Savannah and Jones' great-grandson was moved to Bonaventure Cemetery near Thunderbolt, Georgia. In 1875, ;a stone monument was placed at the above grave site.

Wormsloe Family Grave Site

There are seven miles of natural trails here. The two RV Gypsies were amazed at the fallen trees, and their shapes and curves.

fallen tree fallen tree

Below: Lee saw some odd shape in a tree that Karen did not see.

fallen tree tree trunk design
fallen tree fallen tree
Shell Midden sign tree shape
Karen Duquette at the salt marsh
sign about Salt Marshes salt marsh
salt marsh salt marsh

Exiting the park, the two RV Gypsies once again got to enjoy the amazing live oak tree lined road.

Live Oak tree lined road Wormsloe Historic Site exit
look below divider bar

Below: Two other places the two RV Gypsies tried to visit but could not. The Sapelo Island sign took them to a dead-end where a ferry must be taken. The ferry was out at the time.

Sapelo Island sign

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center was open for reservations only. But they thought the Garden Moo-Poo display and sign to be unique.

Oatland Island Wildlife  Center sign Garden moo-poo sign

look below

continue on to the next adventure Coco's Restaurant on Tybee Island in 2021 and a link to Tybee Island in 2014