Wormsloe was a Colonial fortified house on the Isle of Hope in Savannah, GA. The tabby ruins include portions of the 8-foot wall surrounding the home, bastions on the corners, a well, a cellar, and a double-hearth brick chimney. In addition to the tabby ruins, Wormsloe State Historic Site features a majestic live oak avenue with gate, the Superintendent’s Cottage built in 1917 and restored in 1997, a museum, a gravesite marking the original burial ground of the Jones family, an observation deck overlooking the marshes, a colonial life area and living history camps, and walking trails.
Wormsloe was founded by Noble Jones (1702-75), who came to America with James Oglethorpe and served as surveyor, physician, carpenter, among other positions. Jones started constructing the fortified tabby house around 1737. The War of Jenkins’ Ear disrupted his work, but he finally finished it in 1745. The tabby house was abandoned after 1805, and Jones’ descendants built another home close by on the estate.
GPS: N 31°05.133 and W 081°25.254 (tabby ruins)
Address: 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA 31406
Accessibility: Wormsloe State Historic Site is open Tuesday–Sunday 9AM–5PM and
closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Seniors (62+), $4.50 Youths (6-17), $1.00 Children (under 6).
For more information, go to Wormsloe State HIstoric Site.