The Coastal Isles and the Okefenokee Sights

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

  • 5556 U.S. 17 N Map It
  • Sapelo Island
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Rice, not cotton, dominated Georgia's coast in the antebellum years, and the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is the last remaining example of a way of life that fueled an agricultural empire. The main farmhouse, in use since the 1850s when the original house burned, is now a museum with family heirlooms accumulated over five generations, including extensive collections of silver and Canton china. A guide gives an insightful talk on rural plantation life. Though grown over, some of the original dike works and rice fields remain, as do some of the slave quarters. A brief film at the visitor center complements exhibits on rice technology and cultivation, and links to Sierra Leone, from where many slaves were taken because of their expertise in growing rice.

Sight Information


5556 U.S. 17 N, 5 mi south of Darien, Sapelo Island, Georgia, 31525, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7.50
  • Wed.–Sun. 9–5
  • Closed Mon.–Tues.

Published 07/23/2015


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