I started feeling some blogging angst about how to divide up these last posts about our Savannah trip. Should I keep giving a whole new post to each place we went?! Is that overkill? Or does it make it easier for anyone out there looking for information on a particular place to find it? Does anyone else even care? Why am I overthinking this?!
So basically I decided to keep doing a separate post about each place if for no other reason than because we have no other trips planned until late next month, so might as well stretch these out, right? Although I do have some other things to talk about in the meantime, too.
I am nothing if not full of ideas. Ask my husband.
Okay, so, on to the oddly named Wormsloe Historic Site!
Wormsloe is the site of colonial plantation where today you can see the tabby ruins of the original house, walk an interpretive nature trail, see the colonial life area and learn about life in 18th century coastal Georgia, and visit the small museum to learn about archaeological finds from the site.
Wormsloe is very close to Skidaway Island and we have a annual state historic site pass, so taking the trip here was a no-brainer. If you don’t have the pass, admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $4.50 for kids 6-17, and $2 for kids under six. Which is a lot of different pricing levels. (Incidentally, our annual pass was $50, and it would have cost $33.50 for all of us to pay admission….so we’re well past breaking even on the pass after just two historic site visits so far).
The most impressive thing about the entire site has to be the avenue of 400 Spanish moss-draped live oaks that you drive through when you arrive. I took this photo on the way out, but really the view is nicer on the way in:
We started off in the small visitors’ center and museum:
We were watching a short film about the history of the site, when a ranger poked his head in to the theater and asked if anyone was interested in the guided tour. And of course we’re always up for a good guided tour, so we missed the end of the movie to join up with the group. Without us and another couple who left the theater with us, there would have been one lone guy along for the tour. Which might have been awkward, except it seemed like the lone guy was super chatty and getting along great with the ranger, so maybe it would have been fine.
The tour, if I’m remembering right, lasted an hour or so and took us along the nature trail, which was somewhere around a mile or a mile and a half long. So it was a good mix of walking and looking at things to break up the listening to talking part, and the older kids enjoyed it. And it worked fine for Abe, too, because he was free to wander off and climb on rocks when he was bored:
We saw the ruins of the original plantation house:
It’s required that everyone wear something orange for the tour:
(just kidding). Eventually we made it to the colonial life area:
Our kids were the only kids on the tour, so they had no competition for the part where you get to use colonial tools:
Abe wore his squirrel shirt, and there was more Spanish moss:
After the tour, we checked out the museum. There’s a lot in there detailing the archaeological work that’s gone on at the site. And also there are (or were, when we were there) colonial clothes to dress up in: