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Hofwyl- Broadfiled Plantation site.
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Hofwyl- Broadfiled Plantation site.
Description - 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.

Recreation - 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.

Climate - 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.

Location - 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.


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Filed By: Emily (Tampa, FL)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Very easy to find off the highway - I have been here many times and everytime I learn something new. Mosquitos are wicked in the summer time - wear LOTS of repellant. House is very accurate, rare antiques, gorgeous huge live oaks and tons of history. The surrounding old rice fields are great to hike through and around - land is flat so easy walking. A beautiful, favorite place to go to!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: It's well marked on the Highway between Darien and Brunswick.The video information in the museum about the life in this rice plantation and the struggle of the family to keep its home is highly recommended to visit.The (grand)father of Ophelia Dent attended the von Fellenberg school in Hofwyl-Bern, Switzerland, which at that time was rather wellknown, and he named the site in Georgia therefore Hofwyl-Broadfield.The tour of the house is guided by a well informed lady. There is a nature trail which leads to a lookout over the former rice fields. For its visit an insect repellent ist highly recommended during the summer months. Walking the trail gives a good impression how hard the life must have been on this plantation. I would not have missed viisiting this remarkable sight of American history.It does not take long to be seen and is worth the stopover.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: It's well marked on the Highway between Darien and Brunswick.The video information in the museum about the life in this rice platation and the struggle of the family to keep their home is highly recommended to visit.The (grand)father of Ophelia Dent attended the von Fellenberg school in Hofwyl-Bern, Switzerland, which at that time was rather wellknown, and he named the site in Georgia therefore Hofwyl-Broadfield.The tour of the house is guided by a well informed lady. There is a nature trail which leads to a lookout over the former rice fields. For its visit an insect repellent ist highly recommended during the summer months. Walking the trail gives a good impression how hard the life must have been on this plantation. I would not have missed viisiting this remarkable sight of American history.It does not take long to be seen and is worth the stopover.


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Contact Information:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 U.S. Highway 17 North , Brunswick, GA, 31525, Phone: 912-264-7333

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - The coastal area of Georgia includes the southeastern corner of the state reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the major city of the region and is accessible by Interstate 16 from Atlanta.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Georgia's Historic Sites -

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Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website

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