Visiting Plantation Tours in Savannah, Georgia, Usa

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

 After Savannah was burned in the civil war, the nation’s first master-planned community was developed with a city plan organized by 22 symmetrical blocks, all designed around central public squares. Visitors to the area can tour historic plantation attractions or explore the architecture of Savannah’s historic downtown to experience the splendor and beauty of the Old South.

Wormsloe Plantation

The oldest standing structures in Savannah are the tabby ruins of Noble Jones’ Plantation. Tabby is a concrete-like substance made with local beach sand and oyster shells and was used as a sturdy and inexpensive building material for southern coastal plantations. The mansion that currently sits on the property was built in 1828 by one of Jones’ descendants, but the plantation ruins and artifacts unearthed at the site are displayed for guests viewing. Visitors to Wormsloe arrive via a 1.5 mile driveway lined with oak trees and Spanish moss, then tour the 1828 mansion, see colonial and native American artifacts, walk through a small museum and, on some summer weekends and holidays, share in a “living history” experience where costumed participants re-enact scenes from everyday life in the days of Noble Jones. 

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah , GA 31406 
912-353-3023.
gastateparks.org

Plantation Carriage Tours

The Plantation Carriage Tour company launches horse-drawn carriages every 20 minutes from the middle of Jefferson Street’s City Market. Reservations are not required, and children are welcome. The tour is fully narrated and lasts roughly an hour. Old churches, historic homes and mature gardens are just a few of the sights to see along the 25-to-30 block route through Savannah’s historic downtown. The horse-drawn carriages are covered for shade, and drivers are in costume.

Plantation Carriage Company
Jefferson Street City Market
Savannah GA 31402
912-201-0001

Magnolia Plantation

The Charleston Adventure tour is an all-day chartered excursion that begins and ends in Savannah and takes visitors on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Charleston, SC, followed by a harbor cruise on the Carolina Belle and a guided house tour of the Magnolia Plantation.

The Drayton family has owned the Magnolia Plantation on the Ashley River since it was built in 1679. The gardens on the property were the first man-made tourist attraction in the country. Today, visitors are welcome to tour the house, the slave quarters and other outbuildings as well as several themed gardens, including an indoor tropical garden, a biblical garden, swamp garden, the 50-acre Flowerdale and an impressive camellia collection. Also on the property are a small zoo, gift shop and nature center.

Charleston Tours
285 East Bay Street
Charleston SC 29401
843-722-1112
charlestonadventures.com

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
800-367-3517
magnoliaplantation.com

Reference

Georgia State Parks: Wormsloe

Savannah, Georgia, City Guide: Plantation Carriage Tours

Charleston Adventures: Savannah Tours

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Location

Savannah, Georgia United States
Southeast

Share.

About Author

Leave A Reply