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The culture of a forgotten historic rice plantation along the Altamaha River comes alive at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site. Visitors can walk beneath live oaks to the antebellum home furnished with fine antiques, then gaze from the porch past magnolias and camellias to the marsh where rice once flourished. The museum features fine silver, a model of a working rice plantation, and slide show about the life of planters and slaves.

The primary activities at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site are touring the historic plantation grounds and visiting the museum. There are not any outdoor activities offered at this historic site.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site is located in the Coastal Region of southeastern Georgia. The park is found between Brunswick and Darien on U.S. Hwy. 17 just one mile east of I-95 off of exit #9.

Georgia has a warm climate, especially in the southern regions of the state. Expect high temperatures and humidity levels during spring and summer months. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months.

5556 U.S. Highway 17 North
Brunswick, GA 31525

Phone: 912-264-7333

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Expert Review of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

Parks and Outdoors Review of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

Away Travel Expert: Mike Sigalas
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Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The plantation here is neither the largest nor oldest in the region. It is, however, one of the most representative of its time and place, and for that reason, worth visiting.
  • Hofwyl-Broadfield employed less than 400 slaves at any one time. It's worth remembering while touring the big house, that by a ratio of well over 50-to-1, the vast majority of people who lived on the plantation during the halcyon antebellum period were enslaved African-Americans. They rarely, if ever, saw the inside of this home.
  • The park here is considered a Colonial Coast Birding Trail site; it features a nature trail along the reclaimed rice plantation providing fine opportunities for viewing waterfowl and other wildlife.

5556 US Highway 17
Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Parking: Tu-Sa 9a-5p, Su 2p-5:30p

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 1 912 264 7333
Neighborhood: South Georgia
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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