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“Worth the visit.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wormsloe Historic Site

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA
912 353 3023
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Ranked #28 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A breathtaking live oak avenue leads visitors one mile down a colonial road to a vistor center, where they can watch short historical film, tour a museum, and browse a gift shop. A walking trail leads to the 1737 tabby ruins of the oldest remaining structure in the Savannah. Trails meander past scenic marsh views to the Colonial Life Area, where costumed interpreters provide living history demonstrations in the afternoons, weather permitting. Five more miles of nature trails are available for those who are more adventurous.
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Knoxville, TN
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“Worth the visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

A Savannah resident suggested this trip if we wanted to admire the mile long stretch of live oaks used in the "run, Forrest, run" scene of Forrest Gump. So we went, and the canopy with hanging Spanish moss was spectacular! Moreover, at the end of the drive, there is a park service building with restrooms, souveniers, books, and a film about Noble Jones, the early Georgia settler who founded Wormsloe Plantation. A short walking trip brings the tourists to the ruins of Noble's fortified house and his final resting place. It's worth the $6 per adult entrance fee.

Visited July 2011
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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“breathtaking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

As we were approaching the Wormsloe dirt lane my fiance and I instantly thought of The Forrest Gump movie where (high school) Forrest is running away from the bullies in the truck down the lane with all the trees with spanish moss. =)

This place is so tranquil and beautiful. I couldn't stop taking pictures!

The museum was okay, not too exciting.
The paths in the woods are nice to walk through and the ruins are interesting.
Also, they have very clean and cool bathrooms!

Oh, and it was very inexpensive.

Only about 15 minutes outside of downtown Savannah.

Visited June 2011
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michigan
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“Loved the oak trees”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We visited here to see the beautiful property.I could have spent the rest of my life under the canopy of trees. That said, that is about all there is to it. The admission was ridiculous, and I guess the family still lives in the home so that part of the property is off limits. So basically we paid $15 to drive down a pretty road. It was neat to walk back and see the ruins of the original home of Noble Jones. And there are some trail you can walk. Go in the gift shop before walking around there is a short informative film about Noble Jones and his life. I guess I am glad we saw it, but I don't think I will visit again.

Visited July 2011
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Raleigh, NC
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“Nice tree line but that's about it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

This is famous based on the movie Forrest Gump. The big attraction is the tree lined entrance to the site. They have a nice visitor center and it's a short walk to the old plantation ruins and grave site. You do not get to see the main house because it is still occupied by the family. Unless you're a real movie buff, there's not much more reason to visit especially since there's an entrance fee. Definitely not worth the price. If I were to do it all over, I'd just sneak a pic at the entrance & leave.

Visited July 2011
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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“Very beautiful, inspirational place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

If there was one place I insisted on visiting while in Savannah it was Wormsloe. Just a 20minute or so drive from downtown Savannah, Wormsloe Pantation is a grande property with a hint of country modesty. When you visit the visitor's center, be sure to catch the informational video they show, it will explain a lot fo what you have to look forward to on your self-guided tour. The gift shop is also great, but mostly caters to childrens toys and such - the only thing I took from it was a page of Southern recipes they had a stack of, which was free. The museum is tiny, but also informative, worth a gander. The drive down the dirt road is gorgeous! With the tall live oaks on either side, I just had to have the top down on my convertible. The site itself is beautiful and peaceful, the remains of the original fortified house greet you, with paths gonig off in various directions around it. We went off to the left and were led to a gravesite, which then led to a path along the water, where there is quite a bit of beautiful scenery.

Look for photo ops here, I could spend all day doing photoshoots at this site; there were even teeny tiny yellow flowers falling (about 3/4cm in size) and being caught by the red wooden barricade - very simple beauties in this historic plantation.

My only complaint is this: The drive down the dirt road is VERY bumpy, you will want to test your shocks after the drive, and I could only go about 5mph without getting jolted around. So just be careful :)

Visited May 2011
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